1st Edition

Chinese Regionalism in Asia Beyond the Belt and Road Initiative

Edited By Tiang Boon Hoo, Jared Morgan Mckinney Copyright 2023
    152 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    152 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    With globalization on the wane in a world fractured by growing great power competition, Hoo and McKinney argue that regionalism is likely to re-emerge as a focal area of significance and interest in the coming years. In Asia, how regionalism evolves is inescapably linked to China’s part in this story.

    Hoo, McKinney and their contributors will help readers better understand regionalism as it is approached, conceived and practiced by China. Looking past the conventional attention on the Belt-Road Initiative, the contributors examine the evolving perspectives on regionalism within China, the forms which this regionalism has taken and the implications for the strategic order in Asia. This includes a focus on newer architecture such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); lesser-known mechanisms such as the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC); and more traditional ones such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

    A valuable resource for scholars and students of China’s foreign relations, and of Asian regionalism and strategic order.

    1. Reglobalization, Nationalism, and Regionalism: Chinese Choices Jared Morgan McKinney and Hoo Tiang Boon 2. The State of Asian Regionalism and Current Developments in the Context of U.S.-China Competition Andrew Yeo 3. Chinese Thinking on Regional Governance: Open Regionalism and Moral Leadership Cai Yuqian 4. Weathering the Storm? RCEP, Chinese Regionalism and Great Power Competition Xue Gong 5. China’s Eurasian Forums: Initiatives Before and Beyond the Belt-and-Road Chung Chien-peng 6. Establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Is China Taking a Leadership Role in Regionalism in Asia? Yu Hong 7. Going Continental: China’s New Agenda for Asian Regionalism and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia Nicola P. Contessi 8. China’s Regionalism through Cooperation in Non-Traditional Security: A Study of the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Lina Gong 9. An Indo-Pacific Concert of Powers and China Pang Zhongying


    Hoo Tiang Boon is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the China Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

    Jared Morgan McKinney is Chair of the Department of Strategy and Security Studies at the Global College of Professional Military Education, Air University (Montgomery, Alabama).