The Political Economy of Transnational Governance
China and Southeast Asia in the 21st Century
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The past two decades have witnessed far-reaching socio-economic and political changes in Asia, such as the growing intra-regional flows of capital, 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 multi-dimensional interactions (including geo-political 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 to deciphering these transformations as well as their global and theoretical implications.
Drawing upon a wide range of primary data and engaging with 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 relationship, and public governance.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Rising Asia in Three Keys 1. Transnational Asia and Regional Networks: 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 Engages 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 the Mid-level Cadres and Implications for Transnational Knowledge Transfer
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.