China's Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada
China's Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada is an in-depth studies of China's increasing interest in the Arctic. It offers a holistic approach to understanding Chinese motivations and the potential impacts of greater Chinese presence in the circumpolar region, exploring resource development, shipping, scientific research, governance, and security.
Drawing on extensive research in Chinese government documentation, business and media reports, and current academic literature, this timely volume eschews the traditional assumption that Chinese actions are unified and monolithic in their approach to Arctic affairs. Instead, it offers a careful analysis of the different, and often competing, interests and priorities of Chinese government and industry.
Analyzing Chinese interests and activities from a Canadian perspective, the book provides an unparalleled point of reference to discuss the implications for the Canadian and broader circumpolar North.
- Publisher: University of Calgary Press
- Page Count: 274 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
Lackenbauer et al. effectively counter the most overheated rhetoric about China's Arctic interests?a solidly researched and through-provoking volume.
-John McCannon, Pacific Affairs
This book captures the multifaceted nature of the Arctic as scientific and security frontier and recognizes the complex dilemmas this region faces with sovereignty, security, and stewardship.
-Ellen A. Ahlness, American Review of Canadian Studies
1. Situating the Arctic in China?s Strategy
2. The Snow Dragon: China, Polar Science, and the Environment
3. Sovereignty and Shipping
4. Arctic Resources and China?s Rising Demand
5. China and Arctic Governance: Uncertainty and Potential Friction
6. The Way Ahead