Today, China matters. The emerging China is no longer the old China. It is rising to unprecedented level that draws the attention of businessmen, academics, and strategists alike. China has become a new subject of inquiry among different disciplines and new publications are appearing every day. Within this paradigm, Facing China as New Global Power Domestic and International Dynamics from a Multidisciplinary Angle, edited by Huhua Cao & Jeremy Paltiel, adds new scholarship on the rise of China as a global power and answers important questions in a logical manner.
Contributors to the book have eloquently discussed various discourses related to China’s growing power. This includes corporatist representation via People’s Congress and State-Society interaction, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and community-based social development, approach to land rights, soft power, identity, and literary reflection in a globalised order. There is a focus on the Sino-Canadian relations and the authors have discussed various aspects of the relationship between the two countries. Chapters on China’s relations with India and Mali are also revealing.