The International Relations of Northeast Asia

The International Relations of Northeast Asia

by Samuel S. Kim, Thomas Berger, Kent E. Calder, Lowell Dittmer, William W. Grimes
     
 

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Complaining that theories of regionalism are too little applied to the study of Northeast Asian international relations, Kim (political science, Columbia U.) presents 11 papers that take a regional approach to the topic. After his own introductory essay on regionalism in theory and practice, he presents studies of major power interaction among the "big four" of

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Complaining that theories of regionalism are too little applied to the study of Northeast Asian international relations, Kim (political science, Columbia U.) presents 11 papers that take a regional approach to the topic. After his own introductory essay on regionalism in theory and practice, he presents studies of major power interaction among the "big four" of Northeast Asian international relations—China, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Subsequent chapters look at the regional flashpoints between the Koreas and between Taiwan and China. A final essay describes a view of the emerging Northeast Asian regional order. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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International Affairs
An outstanding survey of the pattern and character of conflict and cooperation in North-East Asia....An empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated analysis [that] will be of considerable use to students, scholars, and policy-makers alike.
Rosemary Foot
A very welcome addition to the small but growing number of books that deal with East Asia in a theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded manner. It will be particularly valuable to teachers and researchers on the international relations of the world.
Pacific Affairs, Vol. 78, No. 1 Spring 2005 - Hyon Joo Yoo
Among many books and articles on Northeast Asia, Samuel S. Kim's recently edited book is a collection of particularly insightful analyses. The authors in this volume correctly perceive the major issues facing Northeast Asia and provide an astute assessment of the region's past, current, and future dynamics. This book delves into questions that are empirically important and theoretically salient. It also harmonizes useful analyses to understand the complexity of Northeast Asia. For undergraduate and graduate students in the field of international relations, this edited volume is a sound textbook for grasping the dynamic interactions in Northeast Asia, and for exploring the theoretical applications for central economic, political and security issues.
Robert A. Scalapino
A group of our foremost scholars provides an excellent overview of the contemporary scene, dealing with its complexities in a penetrating fashion. These essays will provide the readers with an understanding of one of the most crucial regions of today's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742516946
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Series:
Asia in World Politics Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel S. Kim teaches in the Department of Political Science and is a senior research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

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