The Rise of China and International Security: America and Asia Respond

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Kevin J. Cooney, Yoichiro Sato
Routledge, Aug 29, 2008 - History - 280 pages

This edited volume offers diverse and comprehensive views of China's rise and its implications to the East Asian region and beyond.

The economic growth of China, initially started in the late-1970s with domestic and rural reforms, has been increasingly driven by China's industrialization and integration into the regional and global markets. The growth and integration of China, however, has exposed China's closest neighbours and even more remote countries to its various (previously internal) problems, and the lagging political openness of China has often negatively impacted on cooperation with other countries in dealing with these problems (i.e. trans-border pollutions, epidemics, illegal migrations, organized crimes, financial management, etc.). This book integrates geopolitical and domestic political analysis of China with a broad set of transnational security issues, and includes a diversity of regional views. In doing so, it explores further than the dichotomous debate between the American realists and liberals, adding finesse to the often simplified discussions on how to deal with the rising China.

This book will be of interest to students of Asian Politics, Security Studies and International Relations.


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1 Introduction
Chinese perspectives
A new cold war or into the arms of America?
Trajectories and impacts on AsiaPacific security
Japans awkward coprosperity with China in the twentyfirst century
6 Taiwans response to the rise of China
South Korea a Northeast Asian balancer?
Managing the elephants?
9 Indias response to Chinas rise
With a focus on North Korean refugees in China
China in the eyes of Asia and America

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Kevin J. Cooney is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.

Yoichiro Sato is Associate Professor at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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