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The Rise of China and International Security

America and Asia Respond

Edited by Kevin J. Cooney, Yoichiro Sato

© 2009 – Routledge

280 pages

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This edited volume offers diverse and comprehensive views of China's rise and its implications to the East Asian region and beyond.

The economic growth of China, initially started in the late-1970s with domestic and rural reforms, has been increasingly driven by China's industrialization and integration into the regional and global markets. The growth and integration of China, however, has exposed China's closest neighbours and even more remote countries to its various (previously internal) problems, and the lagging political openness of China has often negatively impacted on cooperation with other countries in dealing with these problems (i.e. trans-border pollutions, epidemics, illegal migrations, organized crimes, financial management, etc.). This book integrates geopolitical and domestic political analysis of China with a broad set of transnational security issues, and includes a diversity of regional views. In doing so, it explores further than the dichotomous debate between the American realists and liberals, adding finesse to the often simplified discussions on how to deal with the rising China.

This book will be of interest to students of Asian Politics, Security Studies and International Relations.


'In his eloquent analysis of how Chinese themselves perceive their country’s much enhanced global profile, Jian Yang suggests that it behooves Beijing to “address other countries’ concerns about its rise in a more sophisticated, rational manner”. “Clearly, the acceptance of China’s rise by the international society is a core Chinese national interest”, Yang argues. As the Chinese Communist Party makes preparations for an unprecedented grandiose military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic on 1 October 2009, however, the question of whether Beijing will temper its hard-nosed power projection with sensitivity towards the feelings of friends and foes looms ever larger on the world stage.'

Willy Lam, Akita International University, Japan

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Kevin Cooney 2. The Rise of China: Chinese Perspectives Jian Yang 3. Chinese-American Hegemonic Competition in East Asia: A New Cold War or into the Arms of America? Kevin Cooney 4. U.S. Strategic Relations with a Rising China: Trajectories and Impacts on Asia-Pacific Security Evelyn Goh 5. Tango without Trust and Respect? Japan’s Awkward Co-Prosperity with China in the Twenty-First Century Yoichiro Sato 6. Taiwan’s Response to the Rise of China Denny Roy 7. Out of America, Into the Dragon’s Arms: South Korea, a Northeast Asian Balancer? Seongho Sheen 8. Southeast Asian Responses to China’s Rise: Managing the Elephants? Evelyn Goh 9. India’s Response to China’s Rise Mohan Malik 10. Political Construction of Human Rights: With a Focus on North Korean Refugees in China Mikyoung Kim 11. Conclusion: China in the Eyes of Asia and America Yoichiro Sato

About the Editors

Kevin J. Cooney is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.

Yoichiro Sato is Associate Professor at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii.

About the Series

Asian Security Studies

Few regions of the world are fraught with as many security questions as Asia. Within this region it is possible to study great power rivalries, irredentist conflicts, nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, secessionist movements, ethnoreligious conflicts and inter-state wars. This series publishes the best possible scholarship on the security issues affecting the region, and includes detailed empirical studies, theoretically oriented case studies and policy-relevant analyses as well as more general works.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General