Focusing on the views of security and military power adopted by elites in China, India, and Japan, this book points out that each of these states has been moving steadily toward military autonomy and away from dependence on major powers.
1. Introduction: Asia and the International Strategic System 2. Toward a Great State in Asia? 3. China as a Military Power 4. India's Military Power and Policy 5. Japan's Security Perceptions and Military Needs