China and Russia

The New Rapprochement

Author: Alexander Lukin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509521747

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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With many predicting the end of US hegemony, Russia and China's growing cooperation in a number of key strategic areas looks set to have a major impact on global power dynamics. But what lies behind this Sino-Russian rapprochement? Is it simply the result of deteriorated Russo–US and Sino–US relations or does it date back to a more fundamental alignment of interests after the Cold War? In this book Alexander Lukin answers these questions, offering a deeply informed and nuanced assessment of Russia and China’s ever-closer ties. Tracing the evolution of this partnership from the 1990s to the present day, he shows how economic and geopolitical interests drove the two countries together in spite of political and cultural differences. Key areas of cooperation and possible conflict are explored, from bilateral trade and investment to immigration and security. Ultimately, Lukin argues that China and Russia’s strategic partnership is part of a growing system of cooperation in the non-Western world, which has also seen the emergence of a new political community: Greater Eurasia. His vision of the new China–Russia rapprochement will be essential reading for anyone interested in understanding this evolving partnership and the way in which it is altering the contemporary geopolitical landscape.

The Tea Road

China and Russia Meet Across the Steppe

Author: Martha Avery

Publisher: 五洲传播出版社

ISBN: 9787508503806

Category: China

Page: 198

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Power Restructuring In China And Russia

Author: Mark Lupher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429977727

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Viewing the tumultuous events of the post-Mao era and the period of perestroika in the light of broader historical patterns, this book focuses on power restructuring - the ebb and flow of state power, the centralization and decentralization of political and economic power, and the three-way struggles between central rulers, various elites, and non-privileged groups that drive these processes. By comparing a series of pivotal episodes, the author aims to further readers' understanding of power-restructuring processes that will continue to unfold in China, Russia and the former Soviet republics.

From Adversaries to Partners? Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation after the Cold War

Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation after the Cold War

Author: Ming-Yen Tsai

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313057370

Category: History

Page: 256

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When China and Russia established a strategic partnership in 1996, both nations declared that they would further develop military cooperation in various fields. Tsai examines the course of this military cooperation to reveal the nature of the military ties with the hopes of determining whether these two traditional adversaries have put aside historical legacies and mutual mistrust to create a full-fledged military partnership. After analyzing the motives and concerns of both powers, Tsai concludes that, while progress has been made in reducing military tensions in border regions, the level of trust has not increased substantially. The nature of these ties remains extremely fragile. Among Western analysts, there has been concern that a closer partnership might adversely affect U.S. interests in the region. China and Russia have developed cooperation in certain areas, such as arms transfers and military-technical cooperation, and these achievements have successfully reduced political tension. However, reciprocal threats against each other's territories and China's increasing ambitions and capacity to act as a great military power in the region could eventually become a major source of friction. Based on research in both Chinese and Russian, this study offers a comprehensive analysis on the development of and limits to this military cooperation.

Oregon Studies in Chinese and Russian Culture

Author: Albert Leong

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 374

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Oregon Studies in Chinese and Russian Culture is a unique collection of original essays and articles in English on Chinese and Russian language, literature, art, philosophy, and culture that were presented at the Summer 1986 Intensive Workshop for gifted teachers of Chinese and Russian sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education at the University of Oregon. Participants in the workshop and contributors to this collective monograph include distinguished scholars, writers, philosophers, and artists such as Yue Daiyun, Ilya Serman, Yeh Chia-Ying, Ernst Neizvestny, Tang Yijie, Ruth Zernova, and Samuel Cheung.

Power Politics

how China and Russia reshape the world

Author: Rob de Wijk

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048529905

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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We tend to think of ourselves as living in a time when nations, for the most part, obey the rule of law - and where they certainly don't engage in the violent grabs for territory that have characterised so much of human history. But as Rob de Wijk shows in this book, power politics very much remains a force on the international scene. Offering analyses of such actions as Putin's annexation of the Crimea and China's attempts to claim large parts of the South China Sea, de Wijk explains why power politics never truly went away-and why, as the West's position weakens, it's likely to play a bigger and bigger role on the global stage in the coming years.

Frontier Encounters

Knowledge and Practice at the Russian, Chinese and Mongolian Border

Author: Franck Billé,Grégory Delaplace,Caroline Humphrey

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924872

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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China and Russia are rising economic and political powers that share thousands of miles of border. Despite their proximity, their interactions with each other - and with their third neighbour Mongolia - are rarely discussed. Although the three countries share a boundary, their traditions, languages and worldviews are remarkably different. Frontier Encounters presents a wide range of views on how the borders between these unique countries are enacted, produced, and crossed. It sheds light on global uncertainties: China's search for energy resources and the employment of its huge population, Russia's fear of Chinese migration, and the precarious independence of Mongolia as its neighbours negotiate to extract its plentiful resources. Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists and economists, this timely collection of essays offers new perspectives on an area that is currently of enormous economic, strategic and geo-political relevance.

Beyond the Amur

Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930

Author: Victor Zatsepine

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774834129

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Beyond the Amur describes the distinctive frontier society that emerged in the Amur, a river region that shifted between Qing China and Imperial Russia as the two empires competed for resources. Official histories depict the Amur as a distant battleground caught between rival empires. Zatsepine, by contrast, views it as a unified natural economy populated by Chinese, Russian, Indigenous, Japanese, Korean, Manchu, and Mongol people who crossed the border in search of work or trade and who came together to survive a harsh physical environment. This colourful account of a region and its people highlights the often-overlooked influence of frontier developments on state politics and imperial policies and histories.

Power Shift

China and Asia’s New Dynamics

Author: David Shambaugh,David L. Shambaugh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245709

Category: History

Page: 383

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Proceedings from the conference "China and Asia: Towards a New Regional Order," convened in December 2003 at The George Washington University"--Acknowledgments.