Competing visions of a postmodern world order: the Philadelphian system versus the Tianxia system

  title={Competing visions of a postmodern world order: the Philadelphian system versus the Tianxia system},
  author={Taesuh Cha},
  journal={Cambridge Review of International Affairs},
  pages={392 - 414}
  • Taesuh Cha
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Cambridge Review of International Affairs
Abstract This article analyses competing discourses on a postmodern world order perpetuated by the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which are themselves built on their own pre-modern or early modern (inter)state models. Among several dimensions of the growing struggle between the two superpowers, this article focuses on their contestation of global norms or the standard of civilization regarding the question of world governance. What is unique in the contemporary… Expand
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