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Bond University's Chinese Engagement

Bond University Press will this week launch Chinese Engagements - a book that examines how China can be incorporated into the global political economy.

Bond University political economist, Dr Jonathan H. Ping, co-edited the book with Dr Brett McCormick from the University of New Haven, with contributions from scholars from China, the United States of America and fellow Bond University colleague, Associate Professor Rosita Dellios.

Significantly, the book links Bond University and Bond University Press to the United States Naval War College and China Foreign Affairs University. The connection to these prestigious and historically significant universities through research greatly enhances Bond University’s international reputation.

Entitled, Chinese Engagements – Regional issues with global implications, the book provides a valuable set of perspectives on China’s current regional and global challenges and is an essential resource for those who are interested in understanding China’s engagement in the global political economy.

It is the result of research in Beijing at the China Foreign Affairs University-hosted East Asia Security Symposium and Conference, of which Dr Ping and Dr McCormick are Co-Directors.

“Building a globalised understanding of China is critical to the incorporation of China into the international system,” said Dr Jonathan H. Ping.

“China holds a fifth of the global population, a growing portion of the economy, and has increasing potential political power.

“It is the most successful developing state and has lifted the greatest number of people from poverty since the end of the Second World War. It is also the largest market for many products such as cars and is set to be the largest consumer of raw materials like oil, coal, iron ore or bauxite.

“There is no doubt its influence on all nation-states and peoples is profoundly reshaping global politics and economics; however, the structural interdependence of the global system is outstripping awareness and understanding of its emergence,” he said.

“Researchers in government and universities and university students of all levels will benefit from reading it, as will anyone interested in China and the role this great power plays in the international system,” said Dr Jonathan H. Ping.

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