The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy provides a major thematic overview of Diplomacy and its study that is theoretically and historically informed and in sync with the current and future needs of diplomatic practice . Original contributions from a brilliant team of global experts are organised into four thematic sections: Section One: Diplomatic Concepts & Theories Section Two: Diplomatic Institutions Section Three: Diplomatic Relations Section Four: Types of Diplomatic Engagement
Introduction: the historical context
As one of the longest continuous civilizations in world history, China has rich experiences in managing its relations with the outside world. Importantly, these experiences continue to shape contemporary Chinese diplomacy, with regard ...