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Beijing's Power and China's Borders

Twenty Neighbors in Asia, 1st Edition

By Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield


392 pages

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China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together some of the foremost historians, geographers, political scientists, and legal scholars on modern Asia to examine each of China's twenty land or sea borders.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Bruce A. Elleman and Clive Schofield 1. Sino-Afghani Border Relations, Artemy M. Kalinovsky 2. Bhutan-China Border Disputes and Their Geopolitical Implications, Paul J. Smith 3. Brunei's Contested Sea Border with China, Ian Storey 4. India's Intractable Border Dispute with China, Brahma Chellaney 5. Indonesia's "Invisible" Border with China, I Made Andi Arsana and Clive Schofield 6. Sino-Japanese Territorial and Maritime Disputes, June Teufel Dreyer 7. Kazakhstan's Border Relations with China, Stephen Blank 8. Sino-Korean Border Relations, Charles K. Armstrong 9. Kyrgyzstan: China's Regional Playground? Erica Marat 10. The China-Laos Boundary: Lan Xang Meets the Middle Kingdom, Ian Townsend-Gault 11. Malaysia and China: Economic Growth Overshadows Sovereignty Dispute, Vivian Louis Forbes 12. Sino-Mongol Border: From Conflict to Precarious Resolution, Morris Rossabi 13. The Sino-Myanmar Border, Brendan Whyte 14. China-Nepal Border: Potential Hot Spot? Chitra K. Tiwari 15. The Sino-Pakistan Border: Stability in an Unstable Region, Christopher Tang 16. Philippine-China Border Relations: Cautious Engagement Amidst Tensions, Lowell Bautista and Clive Schofield 17. Sino-Russian Border Resolution, Mark Galeotti 18. PRC Disputes with the ROC on Taiwan, Bruce A. Elleman

19. Tajikistan-China Border Normalization, Gregory Gleason 20. Sino-Vietnamese Border Disputes, Ramses Amer 21.Conclusions, Bruce A. Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, and Clive Schofield

About the Authors

Bruce Elleman is Professor at the Maritime History Department of the U.S. Naval War College

Stephen Kotkin is John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs. Acting Director, Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Princeton University, USA

Clive Schofield is Director of Research at the Australian Centre for Ocean Resource and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, Australia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / China
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies