1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics

Edited By Teh-Kuang Chang, Angelin Chang Copyright 2018
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Asia is a complex and diverse continent, which has seen the scope and pace of transformation increase rapidly over the past 30 years. In turn, the economic growth and social change seen in the region, combined with new global security profiles and environmental challenges, have contributed to placing Asia at the forefront of international affairs.

    This Handbook brings together leading scholars of different disciplines, including Politics and International Relations, Security Studies and Law, to provide a comprehensive analysis of both the prospects and problems which have emerged from Asia’s rise. Examining how developments across the continent have influenced global politics and how the region has responded to the international community in the modern era, the sections cover:

    • Major actors in Asian politics, especially China, Japan and India,

    • International relations in Asia and intra-Asian tensions

    • Special issues of world politics in Asia including modern conflicts in and attitudes towards the Middle East

    The Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics will be useful to students and scholars of Global Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies.

    Introduction and Overview, Teh-Kuang Chang and Angelin Chang PART I  Major Actors in Asian Politics  1. China in the Global Political Economy, Thomas G. Moore 2. The Evolution of China’s Political Ideology from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping, Winberg Chai and May-lee Chai 3. Broken Ties: Japan’s Semi-Official Diplomacy towards China under the DPJ Government, Karol Zakowski 4. Developmental States in Asia: Change and Transformation, Darryl Stuart Jarvis and Toby Carroll 5. Mongolian Foreign Relations under 25 Years of Democracy, Alicia Campi 6. National Development of Singapore, Chua Beng Huat 7. Politics of Regional Integration in South Asia: India, China, and other Actors, Arunoday Bajpai PART II International Relations in Asia 8. ASEAN and the Challenge of Multilateralism in the Asia Pacific, Shaun Narine 9. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Challenges and Prospects, Steven Ratuva 10. The United States and the Taiwan Time Bomb, Ted Galen Carpenter 11. America’s Response to Xi Jinping’s Challenges in Asia, Robert Sutter PART III Special Issues of World Politics in Asia 12. The European Union and the People’s Republic of China’s Attitudes Towards the Middle East: Convergent and Divergent Political Interests, Przemyslaw Osiewicz 13. Gender and Conflict in East Asia, Erik Melander and Elin Bjarnegård 14. The Sources of South Asian Doctrine: Offensive Biases in Organizational Culture, Brent Thomas Gerchicoff 15. Sanctions and Emerging Powers: Examining the Indian and Chinese Stance, Rishika Chauhan 16. Globalization and Government Effectiveness in Asia, Haroon Khan 17. Pyongyang-Tehran-Damascus: The Unshaken Alliance, Alon Levkowitz


    Teh-Kuang Chang is Professor of Political Science at Ball State University. He is also Founding Chairman of the Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies of the International Political Science Association, which he established in 1976.

    Angelin Chang is Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University and Chair of the Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies of the International Political Science Association.