Description : China’s emergence as a great power is a global concern that can potentially alter the structure of world politics. Its rise is multidimensional, affecting the political, security, and economic affairs of all states that comprise the world’s fastest developing region of the Asia-Pacific. Most of the recently published studies on China’s rise have focused on its relations with its immediate neighbours in Northeast Asia: Japan, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Russia. Less attention has been given to Southeast Asia’s relations with China. To address these issues, this volume, with its wide range of perspectives, will make a valuable contribution to the ongoing policy and academic dialogue on a rising China. It examines a range of perspectives on the nature of China’s rise and its implications for Southeast Asian states as well as US interests in the region. China, the United States and South-East Asia will be of great interest to students of Chinese politics, South-East Asian politics, regional security and international relations in general.
Description : For the first time in 50 years, East Asia is at peace. Will peace and prosperity prevail? Professor Koh examines both optimistic and pessimistic scenarios. He argues for the continued engagement of the United States in East Asia and for a stable relationship between the United States, Japan and China.
Description : This book assesses the key causes and trends in recent security, economic, and political dynamics in East Asia to point to the opportunities and challenges they pose for U.S. policy today.
Description : In a series of in-depth essays, this book describes the United States' response to diplomatic, economic, military, political, and cultural developments in East Asia. While focusing particularly on China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, the encyclopedia also provides solid coverage of Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan. Written by distinguished scholars from nine countries, the entries cover all of the significant people, controversies, conflicts, and agreements of the past two centuries. Individual entries, many of which were written by the acknowledged authority on the subject, reflect the most current thinking and up-to-date research, and include sources of additional information. This encyclopedia will be useful to Asian specialists and students, as well as scholars in the broader fields of international history and foreign relations, making it an excellent resource for public and academic libraries.
Description : Ten years after the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, East Asia is a region of dynamic growth and East Asian economies are striding again. However, no one calls the dynamic growth of East Asia a miracle anymore; it is a fact of economic life in today's world. Uncertainty obviously abounds around the future of East Asian economies, especially China's, but it has become an assumption of many business people and politicians that economies in East Asia will continue to be one of the centers of the world economy. These developments, the re-establishment of East Asia as a center of global economic growth and the emergence of regionalism, are important not only for East Asia itself but also for the entire world, including the United States. The purpose of this volume is to demonstrate how phenomenal the East Asian regionalization is and how wide-ranging changes are taking place in various sectors of international relations. By examining these changes, this volume is also intended to explore how these East Asian developments affect the East Asian relations with the United States. In fact, it is impossible to understand East Asian developments without examining the role of the United States. The alliance systems of the United States have set the political parameters in East Asia. The U.S. market is the most important destination of the manufactured goods that East Asian economies produce. In addition to these obvious facts about the important roles played by the United States, this volume intends to demonstrate the importance of the process of international relations between East Asia and the United States.
Description : America is drifting towards another collision with Asian countries. This book sets the situation in perspective by tracing the development of relations between them during the last two centuries. No longer needing allies as it did during the Cold War, the United States is now using its economic power to force them to open their markets to its exports and to move towards Western democracy. American pressure is making Asians appreciate what they have in common, and helping to overcome the divisions that have kept them dependent on outside powers. But collision is not inevitable. America has played a critical part in the transformation of East Asia. It still has much to teach, and it now has much to learn as well. By studying Asian experience, Americans can re-learn the importance of self-discipline, and face Asian competition without relying on their power and resorting to protectionism. APEC shows the way for the United States and other Western countries to benefit from the fast growth of Asian economies, and make the whole of the Pacific area more prosperous.
Description : Relations between the European Union and China have grown at a sustained pace across the board in recent times, transforming the relationship from one of previous neglect into a matter of global strategic significance. This book offers an examination of the evolution of contemporary EU-China relations in the economic, technological and high politics dimensions, including implications of the high-tech and security-related elements of the relationship (space and satellite navigation cooperation; advanced technology transfers; arms sales, including the proposal to lift the EU arms embargo on China) for the United States and its East Asian allies. The analysis of EU-China relations is placed in the context of evolving dynamics in transatlantic relations on the one hand, and East Asia's major powers' changing security perceptions on the other. With this approach, this study intends to provide the reader with a better understanding of the global significance acquired by Sino-European relations, while also raising the question as to whether, and to what extent, the promotion of EU space and defence interests in China has made the EU a novel strategic factor in East Asia. This book contributes to current debates on the emerging global order, including discussions of how European and Chinese policy makers would perceive the post-Cold War international system, evaluate the place and role of their countries in it, and appraise the policies to be adopted to maintain global competitiveness in key strategic industrial sectors and increase political autonomy in an international environment characterised by US primacy.