China Watching

Perspectives from Europe, Japan and the United States

Edited by Robert Ash, David Shambaugh, Seiichiro Takagi

© 2007 – Routledge

262 pages

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pub: 2006-11-21
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About the Book

China Watching analyzes the state of European, Japanese and American scholarship on China over the last decade. The international team of contributors explore the main subjects and trends in research being done on contemporary Chinese politics, economy, foreign affairs and security studies. They contrast the substance and conclusions of this research in Europe, Japan, and the United States, contributing to topics that are hotly debated among China watchers worldwide. The book provides a unique insight into the world of China studies as well as China itself, and will appeal to those with an interest in Chinese politics, economics, foreign policy and security studies.


'The book provides an illuminating map of … three fields of contemporary China studies, and will be of great interest to specialists seeking new ideas and insights on how their work fits into the broader trends on contemporary China studies.' - Robert Sutter, The China Journal, No 58, July 2007

'The whole book repays careful reading, but for those short of time the papers by Cabestan, Obashi and Baum should not be missed. Their virtue is that they combine valuable descriptions of what is happening with particularly good explanations of the structural factors shaping their fields' - Christopher Howe, The China Quarterly, 196, December 2008

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Robert F. Ash, David Shambaugh & Seiichiro Takagi I. Studies of China's Economy 2. Studies of China's Economy in Europe Robert F. Ash 3. Studies of China's Economy in Japan Hideo Ohashi 4. Studies of China's Economy in the United States Penelope Prime II. Studies of Chinese Politics 5. Studies of Chinese Politics in Europe Jean-Pierre Cabestan 6. Studies of Chinese Politics in Japan Tomoyuki Kojima 7. Studies of Chinese Politics in the United States Richard Baum III. Studies of China's Foreign and Security Policies 8. Studies of China's Foreign and Security Policies in Europe Kay Moeller 9. Studies of China's Foreign and Security Policies of China in Japan Seiichiro Takagi 10. Studies of China's Foreign and Security Policies in the United States David Shambaugh IV. Epilogue 11. International China Watching in the 21st Century Robert F. Ash, David Shambaugh and Seiichiro Takagi

About the Editors

Robert Ash is Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at the George Washington University. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.

Seiichiro Takagi is Professor at the School of International Politics, Economics, and Business at the Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General