This study offers a critique of international relations from the perspective of a pre-modern Chinese thinker, Gongsun Long. It explores both the potential and the danger of the post-Western quest for geo-cultural distinction.
Author Chih-yu Shih: Chih-yu Shih is a University Chair Professor in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University.
Introduction: A Pre-Modern Thinker on International Relations
PART I: TEACHING FOR THE TIME
1. Engaging in Our Time
2. Engaging in His Time
PART II: REALITY INSTEAD OF NAME
3. Restoration on Demand
4. Deconstructive Responses
5. Gongsun Long, the Debater
6. Rationality Trespassing Reality
PART III: POST-WESTERN ISSUES
7. The Color Revolution
8. The China Model
Conclusion: Post-post-Western International Relations