The Beijing Dissensus: China's Continuing Foreign Policy Debate
China's official foreign policy continues to reiterate policies first enunciated by Deng Xiaoping, but a cacophany of voices and views is ever more apparent within China. This seminar will explore some of the alternative visions of Chinese foreign policy; assess their potential effects on policy making; and weigh some of their possible implications for US-China relations.
Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow with the John L. Thornton China Center. Before his appointment at Brookings, he was professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College. He is also a research associate in the National Asia Research Program of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Prior to joining the War College faculty he was affiliated with the Rand Corporation, where he served in various research and senior management capacities. He has taught at Brandeis University, the Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies, UCLA, as well as at the Naval War College. A specialist on East Asian international politics and security, he has published extensively on Chinese political-military strategy, U.S.-China relations, the political and security dynamics of the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. strategy and policy in Asia and the Pacific. His latest study is No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security, to be published in 2010 by Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.