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The Political Economy of Transnational Governance
China and Southeast Asia in the 21st Century

ISBN 9780367608804
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge
232 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The past two decades have witnessed far-reaching socioeconomic and political changes in Asia, such as the growing intraregional flows of capital, goods, people, and knowledge, the rise of China as the world’s second largest economy, and its increasing influence in Southeast Asia, intensified US–China confrontations in the global arena, and the onslaught of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Focusing on multidimensional interactions (including geopolitical and economic relationships, diaspora engagement, and knowledge exchange) between China and Southeast Asia, this book argues that an interwoven perspective of the political economy, transnational governance, and regional networks serves as an effective analytical framework for deciphering these transformations as well as their global and theoretical implications.

Drawing upon a wide range of primary data and engaging with the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on contemporary Asia, this book’s thought-provoking and nuanced analyses will appeal to scholars and students in Chinese and Southeast Asian studies, international political economy, international relationships, ethnic and migration studies, and public governance.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Rising Asia in Three Keys 1. Transnational Asia and Regional Works: Toward a New Political Economy of East Asia 2. China Engages Southeast Asia: Shifting Trajectories and Evolving Themes 3. China’s Diaspora Policies as a New Mode of Transnational Governance 4. The Political Economy of a Rising China in Southeast Asia: Malaysia Responds to the Belt and Road Initiative 5. New Chinese Capitalism and ASEAN Economic Community 6. Domesticating ‘Transnational Cultural Capital’: The Chinese State and Diasporic Entrepreneurship 7. Global Talent Management and Higher Education Governance: The Singapore Experience in a Comparative Perspective 8. China and the 'Singapore Model': Perspectives from Mid-level Cadres and Implications for Transnational Knowledge Transfer

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Hong Liu is Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he also serves as Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration.