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Three theoretical forms of hegemony are considered in order to ascertain the most compatible form for: the management of People’s Republic of China’s state power, the contemporary global political economy, and to obtain a harmonious regionalism for the Asia‑Pacific century. It is found that negotiation, institutionalisation, public goods, consent and support from the United States of America are all critical factors in achieving China’s vision of harmonious world in its own region.

Key Words: China, Gramscian, harmonious, hegemony, institutionalisation, negotiations, regionalism



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East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会

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Author Information: Dr Jonathan H. Ping is a scholar in the fields of global political economy, international relations and comparative politics. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and received his PhD from the University of Adelaide. He specialises in the study of statecraft. In this area he has developed the first unifying theory of the middle power concept—hybridisation theory—as presented in his book Middle Power Statecraft. His most recent book Chinese Engagements focuses on the great power, China. His current research focus is on middle power statecraft theory, great power statecraft theory and a theory of the nature of hegemony in and from Asia.

Dr Ping has research affiliations with universities globally. He is a Director of the East Asia Security Symposium and Conference held annually at the China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing. He has worked and undertaken research for government and non-government sectors. Dr Ping teaches courses on Global Political Economy, Global Development and South Asia at Bond University. He engages regularly with the public through newspaper articles, television and radio commentary and presents at seminars and conferences.

平易(Jonathan H. Ping)博士的研究国际政治经济学、国际关系及比较政治学等几个领域。他毕业于墨尔本大学,在阿德莱德大学获得博士学位。他的研究专长为治国之道/国家治理,在这一领域,他发展了中等强国概念的首个统一理论——混合理论——在他的《中等强国治国之道》一书中有所阐述。平博士2011年出版的新书《中国的参与》中,主要关注作为大国的中国。他现在的研究重点是中等强国国家治理理论、大国国家治理理论、以及一个关于亚洲的霸权本质的理论。


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