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The Geopolitics of Red Oil: Constructing the China Threat through Energy Security. ANDREW STEPHEN CAMPION . London and New York: Routledge, 2016. xx + …

The China Quarterly. 2016. Vol. 227. P. 828-829.

The extreme transformation from energy self-sufficient to energy dependent development that China has experienced over the past three decades has received substantial international attention. China’s global search for energy resources has become a particularly sensitive issue in Sino-American relations. While, in general, China’s rapid and powerful rise is triggering complex responses in the US, ranging from admiration and support to fear and antagonism, when it comes to energy security concerns, China is perceived in the US primarily, if not exclusively, as a threat to its national interests. Campion’s informative and timely book addresses this subject, providing valuable insights into how the reading of China’s development as a threat has been constructed and institutionalized in US foreign policy in the context of energy security.