The United States and Asia

Author: Robert G. Sutter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144222634X
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This book offers a cogent overview of U.S. relations with Asia. Noted scholar Sutter provides a balanced analysis of post–Cold War dynamics in Asia. He assesses how the United States has responded to Asia’s growing strength while at the same time trying to maintain its leading position as an Asian power despite China’s rising influence.

International Relations of Asia

Author: David Shambaugh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442226412
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As the world's most vital region, Asia embodies explosive economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernizing militaries, cutting-edge technologies, rich cultural traditions amid globalization, and strategic competition among major powers. As a result, international relations in Asia are evolving rapidly. In this fully updated and expanded volume, leading scholars offer the most current and definitive analysis available of Asia's regional relationships. They set developments in Asia in theoretical context, assess the role of leading external and regional powers, and consider the importance of subregional actors and linkages. Students and policy practitioners alike will find this book invaluable for understanding politics in contemporary Asia.

The International Relations of Northeast Asia

Author: Samuel S. Kim
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742516953
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Written by a team of leading scholars, this volume presents a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies to offer a comprehensive analysis of the pressures that shape the policy choices of China, Russia, Japan, the United States, North and South Korea, and Taiwan.

Sino Japanese Relations After the Cold War

Author: Michael Yahuda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135009090
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Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era will play a big part in the evolution of the region as a whole. This textbook will explore in detail the ways in which politics has shaped the thinking about history and identity in both China and Japan and explain the role political leadership in each country has played in shaping their respective nationalisms. Michael Yahuda traces the evolution of the relationship over the two decades against the framework of a rising China gaining ground on a stagnant Japan and analyzes the politics of the economic interdependence between the two countries and their cooperation and competition in Southeast Asia and in its regional institutions. Concluding with an examination of the complexities of their strategic relations and an evaluation of the potentialities for conflict and co-existence between the two countries, this is an essential text for students and scholars of Sino-Japanese and East Asian International Relations

Asia Pacific in World Politics

Author: Derek McDougall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626375536
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Capturing the most recent currents in world affairs¿without sacrificing historical context¿the second edition of Asia Pacific in World Politics reflects more than a decade of new developments. The focus on the region¿s major state actors has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter on India and greatly expanded treatment of both Russia and Australia. The role of international organizations is also thoroughly covered, as are the conflicts involving Taiwan and Korea and the complexities of international politics in Southeast Asia. Incorporating discussions of security broadly defined, political economy, development, human rights, refugees, and much more, this up-to-date text offers an introduction to Asia Pacific¿s dynamic role in world politics that will encourage students to engage with contemporary issues and debates. Derek McDougall is professor of political Science at the University of Melbourne.

China s Asia

Author: Lowell Dittmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442237570
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This balanced and deeply informed book provides a comprehensive account of China’s Asia policy since the Cold War. Lowell Dittmer traces the PRC’s policy toward its Asian neighbors in the context of the country’s move from a developing nation to a great power, capable of playing a role in world politics commensurate with its remarkable economic rise. The author considers China’s bilateral relations with Russia, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia. Each of these relationships is also viewed in terms of China’s rivalry with the United States, which has viewed China’s rise with admiration tinged with a certain foreboding. Thus, Dittmer employs a triangular analysis to understand Beijing’s attempt to expand in Asia while at the same time deterring Washington’s interference. Reframing the international relations of Asia in a thought-provoking and informed manner, this important book presents a panoramic view of the dynamics at work on all sides of China.

Power Shift

Author: David L. Shambaugh
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520245709
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Proceedings from the conference "China and Asia: Towards a New Regional Order," convened in December 2003 at The George Washington University"--Acknowledgments.

Japan s Security Renaissance

Author: Andrew L. Oros
Publisher: Contemporary Asia in the World
ISBN: 9780231172608
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For decades after World War II, Japan focused on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States. Since the end of the Cold War, and especially during the rise of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's military capabilities have resurged. In this analysis of Japan's contemporary security policies, Andrew L. Oros shows how a gradual awakening to new security challenges has culminated in a multifaceted -security renaissance.- Contested memories of the Pacific War and Imperial Japan, postwar anti-militarist convictions, and an unequal relationship with the United States still play an outsized role. In Japan's Security Renaissance, Oros argues that Japan's future security policies will continue to be shaped by these legacies. Bringing Japanese domestic politics together with the broader geopolitical landscape of East Asia and the world, Japan's Security Renaissance provides guidance on this century's emerging international dynamics.

Foreign Relations of the PRC

Author: Robert G. Sutter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107481
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Now in a fully updated edition, this cogent book examines the international relations of the PRC since its founding in 1949. Robert Sutter provides a balanced assessment of the country’s recent successes and advances as well as the legacies and constraints that hamper it, especially in nearby Asia—long the focus of China’s foreign policy attention.

The International Politics of Asia Pacific 1945 1995

Author: Michael Yahuda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134932855
Format: PDF
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This fully updated and revised edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook introduces students to the international politics of the Asia Pacific region since 1945. Divided into three parts, the first presents a chronological overview of developments since 1945, the new second part looks at the post-cold war period, while the third focuses on the policies of the US, the USSR/Russia, China and Japan in the region. Yahuda analyses politics in terms of global, regional, and local trends, combining narrative with analysis. This new edition features: * analysis of the economic crisis and the potential implications worldwide of East Asian economic recovery * a chapter on the emergence of East Asia as a significant force in world affairs, focusing on the role of lesser powers such as Indonesia and Malaysia * chapters considering prospects post-2000 and competing frameworks for security in the wake of nuclear tension between India and Pakistan * the strengths and weaknesses of US hegemony in the new world order.