Civilization in Transition and China's World Dream

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Since representatives from the Japanese Government signed the Instrument of Surrender with the Allied powers aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay in September 1945, the world has largely enjoyed peace for seven decades. Despite the half-a-century-long Cold War as well as hot wars of various magnitudes, including the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Iraq War, and the fact that there musr be an armed conflict going on somewhere in the world at this very moment, full-blown wars like World War I and World War II have been avoided. For the generations that can experience the scourge of war only in movies and history books, peace seems to be an inevitability that is beyond question. But can the peace that has persisted to this day continue? How long will it last?
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Interpreting China's Dream 
1. What the New World View Means 
2. Why a Harmonious World Is Possible 
3. What Problems Inspired the Chinese Theory 
Chapter 2 The Global System: a Historical Context 
1. World History Created by Capitalists 
2. An Interdependent Global System 
3. Interest Structure in the New Era 
4. The Fall of the Hobbes Doctrine 
Chapter 3 Towards a New Multi-polar World Order 
1. Brief History of the 'Polar Pattern' 
2. Speculation as to the Future 
Chapter 4 Building a New Idealistic Order 
1. Order from Division of Powers 
2. History of Concept Evolution 
3. China's Views Advancing with the Times 
Chapter 5 Governance Mechanism Helping to Tide Over Difficulties 
1. The Rise of and Doubts about 'Global Governance' 
2. Governance Outlook in Face ofthe Realities 
3. The New Pattern of Development 
Chapter 6 Human Civilization beyond Ourselves 
1. Human Civilization Advancing in Integration 
2. Rise and Dilemma ofWestern Civilizations 
3. The National Cultures of Developing Countries 
Chapter 7 A Transfornung World Oudook 
1. New Times in World History 
2. A New Concept of Human Civilization 
3. The Times Call for a New World Outlook 
Chapter 8 Chinese Contributions Accommodating the East and the West 
1. A New Frontier of Chinese Civilization 
2. Ihe Strategic Choice of a Peaceful Development Path 
3. The Global Significance of the Scientific Outlook on Development 
4. Civilhed Rationality in the 21st Century 
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"The world of 2030 will be radically transformed from our world today. By 2030, no country, the US, China or any other large country, will be a hegemonic power." This is an important judgment the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of the US reached in Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, released on December 10, 2012. Though the report professed to supply only a framework for considering future possibilities rather than projecting into the future, it does not deny this could be a trend of world development over the next 15 to 20 years, a key to deciding whether the world will be at peace or not in the future. First of all, world peace depends on whether the main powers maintain peace among themselves. Historically, a primary factor determining international security has been the balance of world strategic powers and the strategic relations of major powers, the core of international relations. This explains why a structural change of the world order, i.e., the balance of forces of great powers, has become a focus of international concern following the end of the Cold War. 
1. Brief History of the "Polar Pattern" 
"Pole" as a concept is not reckoned to be compatible with "harmony" But it has well and truly found a place in Chinese compatibility culture. The north and south poles of the earth are opposite and far apart geographically. In the science of electricity, the positive and negative poles mark the level of electric potential. "Pole" invariably means inequality. So far, however, the study of the world order has clung to the Western concept of "pole." In the traditional theory of international relations, "pole" means a relatively independent power center with comprehensive strength and influence. The law of unbalanced development decides that the world is in a dynamic order. In traditional theories, the world powers and their relative strengths are always in a state of change. When quantitative change reaches a critical point, the relatively stable structure that contributes to the formation of the world 
order is damaged, resulting in sequence translocation and element reorganization, till a new pattern is formed. In different historical periods, major powers or country groups have been in various stages of balance of power to form different world orders. Based on the general conclusions of international relations history studies, a historical study of the "pole" helps us to identify the trend of world order.
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