China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics: the Shaping of a New Regional Order, edited by Mingjiang Li and Dongmin Lee, examines how China's remarkable economic growth and its proactive diplomatic efforts in recent years have not only shored up its importance in global issues, but also induced a transformation of the strategic dynamics in East Asia. The authors argue that major power relations in the region appear to be driven by some new momentum along with the changing international environment. The contributors ...
China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics: the Shaping of a New Regional Order, edited by Mingjiang Li and Dongmin Lee, examines how China's remarkable economic growth and its proactive diplomatic efforts in recent years have not only shored up its importance in global issues, but also induced a transformation of the strategic dynamics in East Asia. The authors argue that major power relations in the region appear to be driven by some new momentum along with the changing international environment. The contributors of this edited volume are well-known scholars in their areas of specialty, and the book is divided into five parts. The first part discusses China's soft and hard power in East Asia. The second examines China and the strategic interactions between major powers; this particular section is devoted to discussion on the strategic responses of the major regional powers_the United States, Japan, Korea, India and ASEAN_to China's rise. Part three focuses on China's strategic approach to East Asian regionalism. Of particular note are China's active leadership role in institution-building efforts, strategic calculations, and preference for an informal approach. The fourth section analyzes the Cross-Taiwan Strait relations and their impact on both China and East Asia. The final section of China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics addresses the issue of China and maritime order in East Asia. China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics: the Shaping of a New Regional Order, edited by Mingjiang Li and Dongmin Lee, is a pioneering work. Given that the rise of China is has been a prominent issue in politics and economics worldwide, this edited collection is essential for a wide audience of policy-makers, academics, and students alike.
One of the most serious challenges in today's world is how the existing international order can accommodate the rise of China. This is particularly true in East Asia. A rising China has generated increasingly great dynamics for the region's order. Mingjiang Li and Dongmin Lee have brought together more than one dozen established scholars in the field to examine the key aspects of progress and problems of the evolving international order in East Asia. They highlight how China has developed its own strategy in building an East Asian international order, how it has interacted with other powers such as the USA, India, and ASEAN states in the process, and what major hindrances for the future of the regional order. Scholars and policy makers will find relevant and useful insights and wisdom in this well-researched and well-structured book.
Journal of Chinese Political Science
China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics, is a valuable publication[.]...This volume overall is a welcome and accessible addition to the burgeoning field of study of China’s role in the region.
Mingjiang Li is assistant professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dongmin Lee is also assistant professor at RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Robert G. Sutter is professor of practice in international affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 Part One: China's Soft and Hard Power in East Asia
Chapter 3 Chapter One: Community Building or Rebalancing? China and the US in Southeast Asia
Chapter 4 Chapter Two: PLA Modernization: Motivations, Directions, and the Revolution in Military Affairs
Part 5 Part Two: China and Major Power Strategic Interactions
Chapter 6 Chapter Three: China's Encumbered Rise: Implications for Sino-American Relations
Chapter 7 Chapter Four: Japanese Perspectives on China's Strategic and Security Roles in East Asia
Chapter 8 Chapter Five: The Rise of China and the Security Dynamics in the Korean Peninsula
Chapter 9 Chapter Six: The Rise of China: An Indian Perspective
Chapter 10 Chapter Seven: China's Evolving Strategic Profile in East Asia: A Southeast Asian Perspective
Part 11 Part Three: China's Strategic Approach to East Asian Regionalism
Chapter 12 Chapter Eight: China and East Asian Regional Cooperation: Institution-building Efforts, Strategic Calculations, and Preference for Informal Approach
Chapter 13 Chapter Nine: Too Big to Fit: China's Regionalisms and the Limits of Institutional Building in East Asia
Part 14 Part Four: Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations and Strategic Impact on China and East Asia
Chapter 15 Chapter Ten: Power Shift, Asymmetric Interests and Buck-Passing: Assessing the Dynamics of Recent US-China-Taiwan Relations
Chapter 16 Chapter Eleven: US Policy and Cross Strait Rapprochement: What Beijing May Expect From Washington
Part 17 Part Five: China and Maritime Strategic Order in East Asia
Chapter 18 Chapter Twelve: UNCLOS and the Maritime Security of China
Chapter 19 Chapter Thirteen: China's Maritime Security Considerations under the International Law of the Sea
Chapter 20 About the Contributors
Chapter 21 Index