Rethinking the IR theory of empire in late imperial China

@article{MacKay2015RethinkingTI,
  title={Rethinking the IR theory of empire in late imperial China},
  author={Joseph MacKay},
  journal={International Relations of the Asia-Pacific},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={53-79}
}
  • Joseph MacKay
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
International relations scholars have recently taken increased interest in empire. However, research has often focused on European colonial empires. This article aims to evaluate imperialism in a non-Western historical setting: Late Imperial China. The article first compares extant international relations (IR) accounts of empire (one broad and one narrow) to theories of the East Asian hierarchical international system. Second, to further specify analysis, I evaluate IR theories of empire… Expand
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