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By L.H.M. Ling

This booklet deals a non-Western feminist viewpoint on international politics and diplomacy. artistic, cutting edge, and not easy, it seeks thoroughly to remodel modern Eurocentric and masculinist IR by way of re-presenting it in non-Western, non-masculinist, and non-academic phrases. Drawing on Daoist dialectics, the tales of Sihar and Shenya goal to redress such hegemonic imbalance through finishing the IR tale. To the yang of strength politics, this e-book bargains a yin of fairy-tale. (Both are both fantastical yet to various purposes.) To the yang of binary different types like Self vs different, West vs relaxation, hypermasculinity vs hyperfemininity, Sihar and Shenya exhibit their yin complementarities and complicities, in and out, best and backside, middle and outer edge. And to the yang of intransigent hegemony, Sihar & Shenya explores the yin of emancipation via porous, water-like inspiration and behaviour via venues like aesthetics and feelings. From this foundation, we commence to determine one other global with one other type of politics.

Written with scholars of IR and global politics in brain, this booklet bargains a postcolonial bridge for IR/WP. Following an educational advent to help the reader, Ling strikes clear of conventional scholarship and into 3 interlocking fables:

  • Book I exhibits what an alternate international may possibly feel and appear like.
  • Book II makes the consequences for IR/WP extra specific. It attracts at the conventional chinese language suggestion of the 5 pursuits (wu xing) -- hearth, steel, earth, wooden, and water -- to demonstrate iconic parts of IR/WP -- strength, wealth, safety, love, and knowledge -- and the way they can switch in accordance with condition and context.
  • Epilogue/Introduction: The go back brings the reader again into the Western international and makes a speciality of modern day PhD pupil Wanda who's bothered by means of what she is studying, and searches for a distinct perspective.

Engaging with the major problematiques on the center of diplomacy reports, this paintings is a special and cutting edge source for all scholars and students of diplomacy and international politics.

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