Does China Matter?

A Reassessment: Essays in Memory of Gerald Segal

by Barry Buzan,

Series: New International Relations

Gerald Segal’s last published paper ‘Does China Matter?’ made a considerable splash, and had he lived, it is certain that he would have followed it up with a book. This new volume honours his memory and takes forward his project, bringing together ten leading writers on China to reassess his argument.

This book opens with an detailed assessment of Dr Segal’s contribution, and a reprint of the article. The rest of the chapters address the question of ‘does China matter?’ by focusing separately on both the global and Asian dimensions of China’s presence, and on the military, political, economic and cultural aspects of its capabilities and activities. They provide an extension and critique of Segal’s work in the context of an authoritative up-to-date and forward looking evaluation of China’s prospects. Segal’s question remains central to world politics. This essential book sets out a detailed case for exactly how, why and to whom China matters.

  • Taylor and Francis; March 2004
  • ISBN: 9781134409686
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Does China Matter?
  • Series: New International Relations
  • Author: Barry Buzan (ed.); Rosemary Foot (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

'This book touches on a wide range of important questions in relation to China's economic, political and cultural development trajectory and how this is likely to impact on the world.'

Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard, Issues & Studies

'Essential reding for anyone interested in the regional and global implications of China's rise.'

Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard, Issues & Studies

About The Author

Barry Buzan is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Rosemary Foot is Professor of International Relations and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia at St Antony's College, the University of Oxford.