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2018

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China’S Approaches To The Western-Dominated International Law: A Historical Perspective From The Opium War To The South China Sea Arbitration Case, Anlei Zuo Jan 2018

China’S Approaches To The Western-Dominated International Law: A Historical Perspective From The Opium War To The South China Sea Arbitration Case, Anlei Zuo

University of Baltimore Journal of International Law

China’s approaches to international law are an example of non-Western peoples’ perspectives towards the Western-dominated international law. How has China understood and interacted with the Western- dominated international law since its modern history? This research provides a historical and evolutionary framework for “China and international law” to reveal China’s approaches to the Western dominated international law since the Opium War. It finds that China is historically critical and culturally conservative, and since the Opium War, it has interacted with the Western-dominated international law in a reluctant, instrumental and pragmatic way. The research concludes that the final goal of China’s participation …