Securitizing Culture in Chinese Foreign Policy Debates : Implications for Interpreting China’s Rise

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-652
Journal / PublicationAsian Survey
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


The tendency for Chinese foreign policy elites to securitize culture in international relations by portraying it as a zone of intense contestation with other states suggests that China's rise will be rocky. Some seek to defend China's cultural autonomy from American hegemony, others, to establish Chinese domination over weaker states.

Research Area(s)

  • China, Culture, Foreign policy, Realism, Security policy