Cross Currents: Regionalism and Nationalism in Northeast Asia

Cross Currents: Regionalism and Nationalism in Northeast Asia

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Overview

Northeast Asia stands at a turning point in its history. The key economies of China, Japan, and South Korea are growing increasingly interdependent, and the movement toward regionalism is gaining momentum. Yet interdependency, often set in a global context, also spurs nationalism in all three countries, and elsewhere in East Asia. Northeast Asia today feels the presence of all three complex forces—national, regional, and global—connecting, competing, and colliding in myriad ways. The authors of this book assess current interactions of national and regional forces in Northeast Asia, in the context of U.S. presence in the region. These seemingly contradictory forces must be considered together; the sparks they generate have important policy implications for the United States and for the region as a whole. Constructive reformulation of these interactions is one of Northeast Asia's most pressing contemporary challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931368100
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 10/26/2007
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gi-Wook Shin is the director of Shorenstein APARC, the founding director of the Korean Studies Program, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and associate professor of sociology, all at Stanford University. Shin is also coeditor of the Journal of Korean Studies and the author/editor of many books and articles. Daniel C. Sneider is the associate director for research at Shorenstein APARC. He was a 2005–06 Pantech Fellow at the Center, and is the former foreign affairs columnist of the San Jose Mercury News. He has appeared as a foreign affairs commentator on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and on National Public Radio.

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Regionalism and Nationalism in Northeast Asia   Gi-Wook Shin     11
The Future of the Region     41
Northeast Asia's Economic and Security Regionalism: Withering or Blossoming?   Vinod K. Aggarwal   Min Gyo Koo     43
China's Impact on Regional Relations in Northeast Asia: An Assessment   David C. Kang     77
Constructing Multilateralism in an Anti-Region: From Six Party Talks to a Regional Security Framework in Northeast Asia?   Paul Evans     99
Asian Visions     117
China's Regional Activism in East Asia   Zhu Feng     119
Regionalism: The View from Northeast Asia   Makio Miyagawa     141
Community-Building in Northeast Asia: A Korean Perspective   Su-Hoon Lee     153
Apan and China     169
The Poisoned Well: Fifty Years of Sino-Japanese Animosity   Mark R. Peattie     171
The Need for a Composite Strategy in China-Japan Relations   Yinhong Shi     213
The Japan-China Relationship in the East Asian Region   Tomoyuki Kojima     227
The China-Japan Rivalry: Korea's Pivotal Position?   Scott Snyder     241
U.S.Policy     257
The United States and Northeast Asia: The Cold War Legacy   Daniel C. Sneider     259
Asia and Our Challenges: A U.S. Perspective   Randall Schriver     277
The U.S. Response to Asian Regionalism   Michael H. Armacost     287
About the Contributors     295

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