Northeast Asia's Stunted Regionalism: Bilateral Distrust in the Shadow of Globalization / Edition 1

Northeast Asia's Stunted Regionalism: Bilateral Distrust in the Shadow of Globalization / Edition 1

by Gilbert Rozman
     
 

This book paints a comprehensive picture of the pursuit of regionalism across Northeast Asia in the fifteen years following the cold war. In each of six periods, it identifies the main dynamic of regionalism and the problems that slowed regionalism's advance. It examines the evolving strategies of four countries - China, Japan, South Korea, and Russia - emphasizing… See more details below

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This book paints a comprehensive picture of the pursuit of regionalism across Northeast Asia in the fifteen years following the cold war. In each of six periods, it identifies the main dynamic of regionalism and the problems that slowed regionalism's advance. It examines the evolving strategies of four countries - China, Japan, South Korea, and Russia - emphasizing the importance of bilateral relations while keeping in mind the globalizing U.S. role. By focusing on debates in each country, most of which have been little covered in English, the book demonstrates how suspicious neighbors and clashing strategies have undermined aspirations for regionalism. While false starts keep giving way to fresh hopes, only by learning the lessons of this transitional era will regionalism be placed on a stable footing. These include embracing globalization more fully while using regionalism for balance, working together in integrating North Korea while recognizing South Korea's pivotal role, compromising to allow China and Japan to share leadership, and focusing on a long-term vision of Northeast Asia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521543606
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
401
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

IIntroduction : the challenge of the Northeast Asia Region1
2Exiting the 1980s : Cold War logic and national aspirations21
31991-1993 : border fever and cross-border duplicity72
41994-1996 : civilizational bridges and historical distrust127
51997-1998 : strategic partnerships and national rivalries174
61999-2000 : sunshine policy and security dilemmas228
72001-2003 : unilateralism and irrepressible regionalism288
8Conclusion : lessons for constructing regionalism in Northeast Asia351

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