Table of Contents

pt. 1. Asymmetric international relationships.
pt. 2. Underpinnings of China's foreign policy.
pt. 3. China and the United States.
pt. 4. China and Asia. ""China Among Unequals"" presents asymmetry theory, a new paradigm for the study of international relations, derived from China's relationships with its neighbors and the world. The first collection of its kind, it brings together key writings on the theory and its applications to China's basic foreign policy, particularly towards the United States and the rest of Asia. Starting with an exploration of the general theory of asymmetry, with particular attention given to such topics as human rights, soft power, regionalism, and asymmetric wars, the book then moves on to the fundamentals of China'