COMMUNIST CHINA'S FOREIGN BEHAVIOR: AN APPLICATION OF FIELD THEORY MODEL II
Research rept. for Aug 1970
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
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The document covers a proposal to study Communist Chinas contemporary foreign behavior patterns. The purpose of the research is to explain Communist Chinas system of foreign relations by studying her differences and similarities with each other nation. The guiding theory of this study is a field theory which states that the behavior of one nation toward another is a linear transformation of their differences from each other on their attributes. Applying this theory, a theoretical model of foreign behavior decision-making system is formulated. Data will be collected on measures of attribute distances of China from eighty-one other nations along with Chinas behavior toward all these nations for 1955 and 1963. Then, Chinas foreign behavior patterns, in terms of perceptual and behavioral preference structures, will be delineated for 1955. The results of the analysis of 1955 will be retested on 1963 data to assess the reliability of the delineated patterns.
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