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China's Rise in Asia: Promises and Perils

China's Rise in Asia: Promises and Perils

by Robert G. Sutter
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China's rapid military and economic growth has fueled a steady stream of analysis and debate about the PRC's motivations and objectives regarding the United States. Yet until now, there has not been a sustained, single-authored assessment in English of China's expanding influence in Asia in the post-Cold War period. Respected analyst Robert Sutter draws on his extensive experience in the region to explore the current debate on China's rise and its meaning for U.S. interests by examining in detail China's current and historical relations with the key countries of Asia. He finds a range of motivations underlying China's recent initiatives. Some incline Chinese policy to be cooperative with the United States, others to be competitive and confrontational. Sutter's nuanced study shows that U.S. power and influence continue to dominate Asia and play a critical role in determining which approach is taken by China. He argues that the Bush administration's policies of firmness and cooperation have encouraged China to stay on a generally constructive track in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742539068
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/14/2005
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Robert G. Sutter was an analyst of Asian and Pacific affairs and American foreign policy for the U.S. government for over thirty years. He is now professor of practice in international affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviationsix
1Salient Determinants of China's Recent Approach to Asia and its Implications for the United States25
2Recent Chinese Domestic and Foreign Policies and Priorities51
3China's Relations with the United States77
4China's Relations with Russia107
5Relations with Japan125
6Relations with the Korean Peninsula155
7China-Southeast Asia Relations177
8Relations with Taiwan209
9Relations with South Asia231
10Relations with Central Asia249
Conclusion: China's "Peaceful Approach" to Asia and Its Implications for the United States265
AppendixReactions by Australian Specialists to the Key Findings of This Study281
About the Author313

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