The Return of revisionism

John Hardy

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China's rise has been characterised by rapid economic and military growth. This growth has closed the gap between China and the US and ignited debate regarding the likelihood of a revisionist China challenging the status quo in the Asia-Pacific region. Ongoing debate about whether or not China is a revisionist or status quo power has been overtaken by events. Recent developments in the South China Sea indicate that China is already revising aspects of the status quo at the regional level, but it is doing so in small and incremental ways. This paper examines China’s incremental approach to revisionism as a unique political phenomenon in the twenty-first century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationAPSA2014
Place of PublicationSydney
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Political Studies Association Annual Conference - Sydney
Duration: 28 Sept 20141 Oct 2014


ConferenceAustralian Political Studies Association Annual Conference


  • Revisionism
  • China
  • Foreign Policy
  • Rising Power


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