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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 ...
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 info five parts. The first discusses China's soft and hard power in East Asia, and 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. The next section 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 part analyzes the Cross-Taiwan Strait relations and their impact on both China and East Asia and, lastly, the final section of China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics addresses the issue of China and maritime order in East Asia.
This book is a pioneering work. Given that the rise of China 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.
Introduction Mingjiang Li Dongmin Lee vii
Part I China's Soft and Hard Power in East Asia
1 Community Building or Rebalancing? China and the United States in Southeast Asia Yugang Chen 3
2 PLA Modernization: Motivations, Directions, and the Revolution in Military Affairs Richard A. Bitzinger Roger Cliff 19
Part II China and Major Power Strategic Interactions
3 China's Encumbered Rise: Implications for Sino-American Relations Robert Sutter 45
4 Japanese Perspectives on China's Strategic and Security Roles in East Asia Yoichiro Sato 71
5 The Rise of China and the Security Dynamics in the Korean Peninsula Chong Wook Chung 95
6 The Rise of China: An Indian Perspective Rajesh M. Basrur 113
7 China's Evolving Strategic Profile in East Asia: A Southeast Asian Perspective Cheng-Chwee Kuik 127
Part III China's Strategic Approach to East Asian Regionalism
8 China and East Asian Regional Cooperation: Institution-Building Efforts, Strategic Calculations, and Preference for Informal Approach Suisheng Zhao 153
9 Too Big to Fit: China's Regionalisms and the Limits of Institutional Building in East Asia Yong Deng 177
Part IV Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations and Strategic Impact on China and East Asia
10 Power Shift, Asymmetric Interests, and Buck-Passing: Assessing the Dynamics of Recent US-China-Taiwan Relations Teng-chi Chang 199
11 US Policy and Cross-Strait Rapprochement: What Beijing May Expect from Washington Dennis V. Hickey 215
Part V China and Maritime Strategic Order in East Asia
12 UNCLOS and the Maritime Security of China Robert C. Beckman 233
13 China's Maritime Security Considerations under the International Law of the Sea Zou Keyuan 257
About the Contributors 283