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China and North Korea: Strategic and Policy Perspectives from a Changing China

At a time when China's historically close "as lips and teeth" relations with North Korea appear to be changing, this volume provides unique access in English to the diverse perspectives informing China's North Korea policy and insights into how Chinese specialists assess a country that, while both its neighbor and ally, is also a threat to international security and China's national interests.

The editor has gathered original essays by some of today's leading Chinese experts on China's foreign policy toward North Korea, the history of Beijing's relations with Pyongyang, and North Korea's politics and economy. Contributors include scholars from China's elite universities and think tanks in Beijing, as well as from provinces bordering North Korea. Join us for the official book launch of this new volume, featuring a discussion with the editor and select contributors.


Carla FREEMAN, Editor of China and North Korea: Strategic Policy Perspectives from a Changing China, Director of the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS, Associate Director of the China Studies Program at SAIS


Nathan BEAUCHAMP-MUSTAFAGA, Research Assistant at RAND Corporation

SHI Yinhong, Chairman of the Academic Committee of the School of International Studies and Director of the Center on American Studies at Renmin University of China in Beijing

CHENG Xiaohe, Associate Professor at the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China in Beijing

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