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Title: Misbehaviours and misperceptions in Sino-Cambodian relations : aid, investment and culture
Author: Liu, Yixing
ISNI:       0000 0004 6059 404X
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis, based on extensive interviews and fieldwork observation, bridges the three sides of framework, namely 1) the policy-making centre of China's different governmental actors' Sino-Cambodian relations; 2) the implementor of Chinese entrepreneurial and educational actors (Chinese SOEs and private sectors, Confucius Institutes and Chinese language schools); and 3) the responder of three groups of overseas Chinese (Chinese sojourners, Chinese-Cambodians and Chinese new immigrants) and Cambodian government and society. The conflicts between these three sides are thoroughly discussed and this thesis concludes that most of the superficial conflicts can be understood as misperception and misbehaviour, but the fundamental conflicts of structure, mentality and histories hide deeply under the coverage of misperception and misbehaviour. The superficial and fundamental conflicts, through the thesis' investigations, usually creates a vicious circle and shatter Sino-Cambodian relations significantly. Hence, in order to jump out this vicious circle, the superficial conflicts have to be addressed cautiously as the fundamental conflicts are very unlikely to be solved thoroughly. As this thesis presents an analytical and theoretical framework and explicit descriptive account to advance our understandings of Sino-Cambodian relations. The improvement of Sino-ASEAN relations is then provided with a potential model to avoid unnecessary conflicts in other Southeast Asian countries.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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