China, the United States, and South-East Asia: Contending Perspectives on Politics, Security, and Economics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

China, the United States, and South-East Asia

Contending Perspectives on Politics, Security, and Economics, 1st Edition

Edited by Sheldon W. Simon, Evelyn Goh


224 pages

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China’s emergence as a great power is a global concern that can potentially alter the structure of world politics. Its rise is multidimensional, affecting the political, security, and economic affairs of all states that comprise the world’s fastest developing region of the Asia-Pacific.

Most of the recently published studies on China’s rise have focused on its relations with its immediate neighbours in Northeast Asia: Japan, the Koreas, Taiwan, and Russia. Less attention has been given to Southeast Asia’s relations with China. To address these issues, this volume, with its wide range of perspectives, will make a valuable contribution to the ongoing policy and academic dialogue on a rising China. It examines a range of perspectives on the nature of China’s rise and its implications for Southeast Asian states as well as US interests in the region.

China, the United States and South-East Asia will be of great interest to students of Chinese politics, South-East Asian politics, regional security and international relations in general.


'The book is particularly strong on aspects that have so far not received the scholarly attention they deserve' - Jorn Dosch, Asian Affairs, March 2009

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Evelyn Goh and Sheldon Simon Part 1: Economics 2. From "Threat" to "Opportunity"? ASEAN, China, and Triangulation Etel Solingen 3. China’s Rise and its Effect on ASEAN-China Trade Relations Suthiphand Chirathivat 4. ASEAN and China: Relative Competitiveness, Emerging Investment-Trade Patterns, and Prospects for Monetary and Financial Integration Tan Khee Giap 5. China’s Search for Energy Security and Implications for Southeast Asia Mikkal Herberg Part 2: Politics 6. China’s Rise, Southeast Asia, and the United States - Is a China-Centered Order Marginalizing the United States? Robert Sutter 7. Between China and America: ASEAN’s Great Power Dilemmas Alice Ba 8. Indonesia in Triangular Relations with China and the United States Irman Lanti Part 3: Military 9. China as a Major Asian Power: The Implications of its Military Modernization (A View from the United States) Paul Godwin 10. China’s Military Rise to Great Power Status and its Implications for the United States in Southeast Asia Michael Chambers 11. Military Modernization, Power Projection, and the Rise of the PLA: Strategic Implications for Southeast Asia Bernard Loo

About the Editors

Evelyn Goh is University Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Sheldon W. Simon is professor of political science and faculty associate of the Center for Asian Studies and Program in Southeast Asian Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Religion and Conflict in South and Southeast Asia: Disrupting Violence (Routledge 2006).

About the Series

Asian Security Studies

Few regions of the world are fraught with as many security questions as Asia. Within this region it is possible to study great power rivalries, irredentist conflicts, nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, secessionist movements, ethnoreligious conflicts and inter-state wars. This series publishes the best possible scholarship on the security issues affecting the region, and includes detailed empirical studies, theoretically oriented case studies and policy-relevant analyses as well as more general works.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General