Chunlong Lu

China University of Political Science and Law
School of Politics and Public Administration

Changping District Fuxue Street 27, China University of Political Science and Law
School of Politics and Public Administration
Beijing, Beijing
P.R.China
102249
chunlonglu2000@yahoo.com

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CHUNLONG LU (Ph.D., Old Dominion University) is Associate Professor of Political Science, and Associate Dean of School of Politics and Public Administration at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, People's Republic of China. His research interests include Chinese politics, particularly the middle class, political participation, as well as Chinese foreign policy. He has recently published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Modern China, the Middle East Journal, Social Science Quarterly, International Political Science Review, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis.

Citation:
Lu, Chunlong. 2010. "The interdependence between China and the United States: A Two-Level Analysis." Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 22 (3):321-339.
Abstract: This paper constructs a two-level model to explain China/U.S. relations. We find that at the state level, the interdependence between China and the United States, which comes from their bilateral trade and foreign direct investment, is asymmetric. Such asymmetric interdependence favors the United States in pushing the Chinese government to make concessions when they have conflicts. However, at the society level, China can penetrate into American society to intervene or influence American foreign policymaking. In this paper, it is argued that the outcome of China/U.S. relations is determined not only by the asymmetric interdependence at the state level or societal penetration respectively, but also by the interaction of these two factors in the process. Finally, the new development of China/U.S. relations since the inauguration of the Obama administration is also examined.
DOI: 10.1080/10163271.2010.500013
Citation:
Lu, Chunlong. 2008. "Popular Support for Economic Internationalism in Mainland China: A Six-Cities Public Opinion Survey." International Political Science Review 29 (4): 391-409
Abstract: Since the onset of the post-Mao reform, China has become more and more dependent on the world economy. Based on survey data drawn from the Second PEW Global Attitudes Project in 2002, this article finds that a majority of the surveyed respondents, especially in urban China, had positive attitudes toward economic internationalism. Moreover, the findings indicate that Chinese people's subjective orientations (such as the belief in cultural superiority, the sense of modernity, and life satisfaction) significantly influenced their support for economic internationalism; objective socio-demographic attributes (that is, education, age, and contact with overseas friends or relatives) helped shape such support. These findings have important political implications for the future of China's involvement in the world economy.
DOI: 10.1177/0192512108095720

Substantive Focus:
Governance
International Relations
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:

Keywords

PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY GLOBALIZATION GOVERNANCE SOCIAL CAPITAL