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dc.contributor.authorPuranen, Matti
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T12:45:31Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T12:45:31Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationPuranen, M. (2019). “All under heaven as one family” : Tianxiaist ideology and the emerging Chinese great power identity. <i>Journal of China and International Relations</i>, <i>7</i>(1), 44-61. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5278/jcir.v7i1.3542" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.5278/jcir.v7i1.3542</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33013549
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67769
dc.description.abstractThe rise of China is perhaps the most important development in world politics today. It is challenging the very foundations of the liberal international order that the Western great powers have created. Yet, as China emerges as an economic and political powerhouse with global influence, it is not at all clear what kind of a great power it will become, and what kind of a world order it sees as its ideal. Chinese official foreign policy rhetoric on the subject offers only vaguely described slogans and concepts. Another approach for studying “China’s mind” is to study China’s academic discourse on world politics and foreign relations. In this article, the academic debate around the concept of tianxia (天下. in English: all under heaven) is analyzed, in order to study the great power identities that China is constructing for itself as it prepares for a bigger role in world politics. The article argues that the “tianxia theory” is attempting to distance China from “the West” by creating a completely unique civilizational identity for China. The tianxiaist narrative argues that, because of its unique character and because of its “harmonious” and “worldly” tianxia conception of world politics, China can offer fresh and relevant alternatives for the international community. This is not only a concern for political philosophers, as the concepts of tianxia theory also seem to be influencing and inspiring the foreign policy thinking of the Chinese government.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAalborg Universitet
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of China and International Relations
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherKiina
dc.subject.otherTianxia theory
dc.subject.othertianxiaism
dc.subject.otherChinese foreign policy
dc.subject.otherChinese great power identity
dc.title“All under heaven as one family” : Tianxiaist ideology and the emerging Chinese great power identity
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202002062015
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineValtio-oppifi
dc.contributor.oppiainePolitical Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange44-61
dc.relation.issn2245-8921
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume7
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2019 the Author(s)
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysokiinalaisuus
dc.subject.ysopolitiikan teoria
dc.subject.ysosuurvallat
dc.subject.ysomaailmanjärjestys
dc.subject.ysokansallinen identiteetti
dc.subject.ysoulkopolitiikka
dc.subject.ysosuurvaltapolitiikka
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p9615
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p10533
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p9910
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24495
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p12405
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p14364
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.5278/jcir.v7i1.3542


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