An Analysis of China's National Interest
January 06, 2018 | Yan Xuetong, Ph.D., University of Berkeley California
Professor Yan Xuetong is serving as the Director of The Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University, and the chief editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics. The Chinese version of his book was translated into passable English by Meng Jun. Monte R. Bullard then edited the translation, using the original as a guide, and developed a more understandable translation. The book was then edited in a final stage by Yan Xuetong. It was never published in English until now. The book provides an excellent insight into Chinese foreign policy thinking by someone whose Western education helped to inform his thinking. He is now considered one of the most influential scholars in China and his book is used as a textbook in schools. The book should also be used as a textbook in any Western course on Chinese Foreign Policy. With Dr. Yan's permission, we publish his work here. If you have difficulty viewing or downloading the below e-book, click here for the PDF version.
Citation: Yan, Xuetong, "An Analysis of China's National Interest." East Asia Peace and Security Initiative. January 2018.