1st Edition

Power Transition in Asia

Edited By David Walton, Emilian Kavalski Copyright 2017
    240 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    Current preoccupations with the 'rise of Asia' attest to the nascent contestation of the very idea of what the pattern of international politics should look like and how it should be practiced. In this respect, the growing reference to a 'shift to the East' in global politics has become a popular shorthand for the nascent 'power transition' in world affairs. This volume offers a detailed conceptual and empirical investigation of the dynamics of power transition in Asia and details the accommodation strategies and coping mechanisms of different small and middle powers in Asia and, importantly, China's responses to these approaches.



    Notes on Contributors


    Continuity and Change in the Adjustments of Small and Middle Powers in Asia to the Power Shift to the East

    David Walton

    Part I: Conceptual and Historical Contexts of Power Transition

    Chapter 1

    The Theory and Practice of Power Shift Revisited

    Michael Cox

    Chapter 2

    Hegemonic Turnover in East Asia: A Historical Review since the Nineteenth Century

    Tung-Chieh Tsai and Tony Tai-Ting Liu

    Part II: Chinese Reactions to the Power Transition

    Chapter 3

    Power Transition in Asia: The View from China

    Ren Xiao

    Chapter 4

    Chinese IR Theory Responds to the Power Transition

    Hung-jen Wang

    Part III: Asia-PACIFIC Reactions to the Power Transition

    Chapter 5

    Pivots, Transitions, and Distractions: Power Transition Theory in East Asia and the US-Japan-China Relationship

    Steven F. Jackson

    Chapter 6

    Australia’s Asian Mirror

    Malcolm Cook

    Chapter 7

    Sino-Indonesia relations towards 2050: the burden of history and the burden of expectations

    Steven Drakeley

    Chapter 8

    The Senkaku/Diaoyudao territorial dispute: Legal, historical, and political perspectives

    Go Ito

    Chapter 9

    Indian Perceptions of the Power Transition

    Harsh V. Pant

    Chapter 10

    China’s Rise and the Future of Cross-Strait Relations: Certainty in the Midst of Uncertainty

    Yitan Li and Enyu Zhang

    Chapter 11

    Russian Perceptions of the Power Transition

    Artyom Lukin

    Chapter 12

    Vietnam Perceptions of the Power Transition

    Kim Huynh and Thanh Hai Do



    Whether Power Transition and Whither if One?

    Emilian Kavalski



    David Walton is a Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies and International Relations at the University of Western Sydney.

    Emilian Kavalski is Associate Professor of Global Studies at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University.