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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 deeply informed study, 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.
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Editorial Reviews

Strobe Talbott
A broad-gauge, up-to-date survey of the shifting global landscape, this volume, while invaluable as a textbook, is more than just a teaching tool for the classroom, although it is certainly that. It is also a boon to a much broader readership—indeed, for any citizen who wants to understand how different the new century is from the old one, especially with the rise of Asia. The editors have brought together, in admirably cohesive fashion, some of the foremost scholars on the region and on international affairs, bridging the usual divide between economic and politics.
Bates Gill
Shambaugh and Yahuda have drawn together a stellar cast of some of the brightest and most thoughtful analysts and practitioners from Asia, Europe, and North America. The result is a compendium which is intellectually stimulating, organizationally well-structured, and analytically sensible, helping us grasp the remarkable dynamism of international relations across Asia today. Students of contemporary Asian affairs—new to the field and old hands alike—will find this a valuable read.
Susan Shirk
Want to know where the Asia region is headed? This comprehensive and well-written volume provides a clear picture of its political, economic, and social dynamics by the top scholars in the field. It is bound to become the most widely used textbook for Asian international relations courses.
Richard C. Bush
These essays by leading scholars combine interpretive richness and factual depth. Taken together, they provide a one-stop education on the dynamics of the globe's most dynamic region.
Journal of Chinese Political Science
While International Relations of Asia is the product of a prestigious group of specialists, it is neither overly academic nor excessively caught up in specific policy issues. Rather, it is informative, nuanced, and insightful. As such it is sure to become, alongside Robert Sutter’s recently published Chinese Foreign Relations, a foundational textbook in undergraduate international relations courses which have an Asian component to them. More broadly, it is ideally suited as a primer for anyone with a budding interest in the complex security and foreign policy dynamic taking shape in the region.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742556966
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Asia in World Politics Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 402
  • Sales rank: 1,305,130
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Shambaugh is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the China Policy Program at The George Washington University. He is also a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at The Brookings Institution. Michael Yahuda is professor emeritus of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and adjunct professor and visiting scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at The George Washington University.

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Table of Contents

Map of Asia

List of Figures and Tables

I Introduction

1 International Relations in Asia: The Two-Level Game David Shambaugh Shambaugh, David 3

II Legacies and Theories

2 The Evolving Asian System: Three Transformations Samuel S. Kim Kim, Samuel S. 35

3 Theoretical Perspectives on International Relations in Asia Amitav Acharya Acharya, Amitav 57

III The Role of External Powers

4 The United States in Asia: Challenged but Durable Leadership Robert Sutter Sutter, Robert 85

5 Europe in Asia Sebastian Bersick Bersick, Sebastian 104

IV Regional Powers

6 China's Role in Asia Phillip C. Saunders Saunders, Phillip C. 127

7 The Rise of India in Asia Sumit Ganguly Ganguly, Sumit 150

8 Japan in Asia Michael Green Green, Michael 170

V Sub-Regional Actors

9 ASEAN and the New Regional Multilateralism: The Long and Bumpy Road to Community Sheldon W. Simon Simon, Sheldon W. 195

10 Australia in Asia: Exploring the Conditions for Security in the Asian Century Hugh White White, Hugh 215

11 Central Asia: Carving an Independent Identity among Peripheral Powers Martha Brill Olcott Olcott, Martha Brill 234

12 The Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asian Stability Scott Snyder Snyder, Scott 258

VI Transregional Linkages and Regional Dynamics

13 The Asian Regional Economy Edward J. Lincoln Lincoln, Edward J. 277

14 Globalization and International Politics in Asia Nayan Chanda Chanda, Nayan 300

15 Security Dynamics in East Asia: Geopolitics vs. Regional Institutions Ralph A. Cossa Cossa, Ralph A. 317

VII Conclusion

16 Looking Ahead: A New Asian Order? Michael Yahuda Yahuda, Michael 341

Index 359

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