One of the most significant factors for contemporary international relations is the growth of China’s economic, military, and political power. Indeed, few analysts would dispute the observation that China’s power has strongly influenced the structure of the international system, major-power strategic relations, international security, the patterns of trans-border economic activities, and most importantly, the political and security dynamics in Asia in the twenty-first century.
This book maps the growth of China’s political, economic, and military capabilities and its impact on the security order in Asia over the coming decades. While updating the emerging power dimensions and prevailing discourse, it provides a nuanced analysis of whether the growth of Chinese power is resulting in Beijing becoming more assertive, or even aggressive, in its behavior and pursuit of national interests. It also examines how the key Asian countries perceive and react to the growth of China’s power and how US rebalancing would play out in the context of Beijing’s political, economic, and military power.
China’s Power and Asian Security will be of huge interest to student and scholars of Asian politics, Chinese politics, security studies and international security and international relations more generally.
Part One 1. Growth of China’s Power: Capabilities, Perceptions, and Practice (Introduction), Li Mingjiang, Kalyan Kemburi, and Zhang Hongzhou 2. The Rise of China and the Emerging Order in Asia, Jing-dong Yuan 3. China’s Military Buildup: Regional Repercussions, Richard A. Bitzinger Part Two 4. China’s Assessments of U.S. Rebalancing/Pivot to Asia, Wang Dong 5. China’s Rising Power, the U.S. Rebalance to Asia, and Implications for U.S.-China relations, Phillip Saunders Part Three 6. Peripheral South Asian Response to the Growth of Chinese Power: A Study in Dichotomous Continuity, Mahmud Ali 7. India’s Perceptions and Responses to the Growth of Chinese Power, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan 8. Canberra’s Beijing balance: Australian Perceptions of and Responses to Chinese Power, Rory Medcalf 9. Facing the Challenges: ASEAN’s Institutional Responses to China’s Rise, Kai He 10. Evaluating Southeast Asian Responses to China’s Rise: The Vital Context of Managing Great Power Resurgence, Evelyn Goh 11. China-Central Asia: A New Economic, Security, and Logistic Network, Alessandro Arduino 12. China’s challenges in accommodating both Koreas, Choo Jaewoo 13. The Rise of China and Japan’s Foreign Policy Reorientation, Ken Jimbo 14. The Changing Security Dynamics in Northeast Asia and the US Alliances with Japan and South Korea: Toward Synchronisation, Hiroyasu Akutsu