United States And Northeast Asia

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Since World War II, the United States has played a crucial role in shaping Northeast Asian politics and economics. However, as this authoritative book shows, the Cold War's demise, September 11, and America's major strategic realignments have unleashed seismic changes in the region. China's rise, Japan's quest for a normal state, and the North Korean nuclear quagmire are also potential flashpoints. Collective memories of past aggression as well as resurgent nationalism further complicate regional dynamics. But hopeful signs abound, as deepening economic interdependence, expanding social and cultural exchanges, and the proliferation of informal economic, social, and cultural networks have improved the chances for a peaceful evolution to a liberal and stable region.

Contributions by: Vinod K. Aggarwal, Paul Bacon, Avery Goldstein, G. John Ikenberry, Takashi Inoguchi, Ki-Jung Kim, Myongsob Kim, Woosang Kim, Yongho Kim, Min Gyo Koo, Michael Mastanduno, Chung-in Moon, Katharine H. S. Moon, Seung-won Suh, and William C. Wohlforth

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Editorial Reviews

The Korea Times
[The United States and Northeast Asia] provides a broad view of the dynamics of change in Northeast Asia.
Journal of Asian Studies - David C. Kang
The chapters are uniformly smart, well written, and theoretically motivated. In short, this book is an excellent primer on general debates and major issues in Northeast Asia. . . . This book will be a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the future of Northeast Asia.
Gilbert Rozman
This panoramic view of a critical great-power crossroads highlights emerging issues that have the potential to shape a new regional order. It is theoretically informed, geographically comprehensive, and original in covering such themes as identity politics, management of North Korea, and types of powers in Northeast Asia. For many, its foremost strength may be clarifying the challenges the United States faces and offering guidance in narrowing the choices ahead.
The Korea Times - July 18
[The United States and Northeast Asia] provides a broad view of the dynamics of change in Northeast Asia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742556386
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Asia in World Politics Series
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

G. John Ikenberry is Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Chung-in Moon is professor of political science at Yonsei University and ambassador for international security affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Republic of Korea.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Dynamics of Transition in Northeast Asia: Analytical Debates, Emerging Issues, and New Order
Part I: The United States and Northeast Asia: Debates on Power Reality and Realignments
Chapter 1: The Political Foundations of American Relations with East Asia
Chapter 2: Power Transition, Institutions, and China's Rise in East Asia: Theoretical Expectations and Evidence
Chapter 3: Rethinking Japan as an Ordinary Country
Chapter 4: Defying Expectations: Russia's Missing Asian Revisionism
Chapter 5: Korea as a Middle Power in Northeast Asian Security Environment
Chapter 6: North Korea: A Perpetual Rogue State?
Part II: Emerging Issues: Understanding Challenges to the United States
Chapter 7: Challenging U.S. Military Hegemony: Anti-Americanism and Democracy in East Asia
Chapter 8: Identity Politics, Nationalism, and the Future of Northeast Asian Order
Chapter 9: Managing the North Korean Nuclear Quagmire: Capability, Impacts, and Prospects
Part III: Designing New Order
Chapter 10: Hegemonic Order, September 11th, and the Consequences of the Bush Revolution
Chapter 11: An Institutional Path: Community-building in Northeast Asia
Chapter 12: The United States and East Asian Regional Order: Historical Recasting and Forecasting

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