This thesis discusses one of the major rising countries of the developing world, China. By adapting to the prevailing norm of Western-capitalist principles of exchange and joining core institutions of the global economic order, China’s strategy over the past four decades has greatly enhanced its position in the international political system. Debate among international relations scholars seeks to understand how China’s newfound capabilities and national power will affect the international political system. This paper offers a review of the literature and case studies which lay out the crucial arguments for thinking about the future trajectory of Chinese foreign policy.
Farrell, Timothy J., "The Rise of China and the Future of the International Political System" (2015). Political Science Student Scholarship. Paper 2.