Antagonistic symbiosis: The social construction of China's foreign policy

EVES, Lewis (2023). Antagonistic symbiosis: The social construction of China's foreign policy. Asia Pacific Viewpoint.

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China is often considered as motivated by a desire to challenge the international status quo, a challenge the West is trying to mitigate. Social constructivists account for this challenge via a norm of nationalistic assertiveness in Chinese foreign policy; a norm constructed in the synergetic relationship between China's Communist Party and its nationalist movement. However, this work argues that Chinese foreign policy is motivated, in part, by nationalist pressure arising from an antagonistically symbiotic relationship between the Communist Party and China's nationalist movement. This understanding is significant as it indicates that western policies are paradoxically factoring in the emergence of a challenger China. © 2023 Victoria University of Wellington and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** From Wiley via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for VoR version of this article: **Journal IDs: issn 1360-7456; issn 1467-8373 **Article IDs: publisher-id: apv12395 **History: published_online 14-11-2023; accepted 24-10-2023; rev-recd 18-08-2023; submitted 10-09-2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: security paradox, nationalism, China, social constructivism, foreign policy
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SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
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Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2023 12:19
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