This edited volume addresses one of the most significant issues in international strategic studies today: how to meet the challenge of a rising China?
The contributors take a global view of the topic, offering unique and often controversial perspectives on the nature of the China challenge. The book approaches the subject from a variety of angles, including realist, offensive realist, institutional, power transition, interdependence, and constructivist perspectives. Chapters explore such issues as the US response to the China challenge, Japan’s shifting strategy toward a rising China, EU-China relations, China’s strategic partnership with Russia and India, and the implications of "unipolarity" for China, the US and the world. In doing so, the volume offers insights into some of the key questions surrounding China’s grand strategy and its potential effects on to the existing international order.
Part 1: Understanding the China Challenge 1. China Rising: Theoretical Understanding and Global Response Quansheng Zhao and Guoli Liu 2. China’s Rise in Historical Perspective Warren I. Cohen 3. Exploring Theoretical Implications of the Rise of China: A Critique on Mainstream IR Perspectives Yun-han Chu and Min-Hua Huang 4. China’s Rise as a Trading Power Guoli Liu Part 2: Perspectives from the Globe 5. U.S. Response to the China Challenge Robert G. Sutter 6. Japan’s Shifting Strategy toward the Rise of China Mike M. Mochizuki 7. Future imperfect: The European Union’s Encounter with China (and the United States) William A. Callahan 8. Beyond Alliance? China’s Strategic Partnerships with Russia and India Yong Deng 9. Southeast Asian Perspectives on the China Challenge Evelyn Goh 10. Latin America and China’s Growing Interest He Li Part 3: Managing the Challenge 11. Unipolarity:Implications for China, the US and the World Qingguo Jia 12. Managing the Challenge: Power Shift in U.S.-China Relations Quansheng Zhao
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.