Strategic culture and peace : the case of China 1949-2001.
Yeo, Ian Tian Chiang.
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Looking at elements of the power transition theory, which most pundits supporting a clash between the US and China adhere to, it is hoped that a better understanding of the role of Strategic Culture in foreign policy will help in mitigating such fears of rivalry. Strategic Culture has often been a side-lined determinant in international relations, which is monopolized by tenets of the realist school, which places a premium on power distribution ignoring the impact of the role of strategic culture in foreign relations. Using the determinants of Strategic Culture, a further understanding of Chinese foreign policy can be made. It will also explain the current trends in Chinese foreign policy and perhaps also debunk a potential self-fulfilling prophecy of inevitable conflict between the US and China.
Nanyang Technological University