Beyond Japan

Beyond Japan : The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism

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Have Japan's relative economic decline and China's rapid ascent altered the dynamics of Asian regionalism? Peter Katzenstein and Takashi Shiraishi, the editors of Network Power, one of the most comprehensive volumes on East Asian regionalism in the 1990s, present here an impressive new collection that brings the reader up to date.

This book argues that East Asia's regional dynamics are no longer the result of a simple extension of any one national model. While Japanese institutional structures and political practices remain critically important, the new East Asia now under construction is more than, and different from, the sum of its various national parts. At the outset of a new century, the interplay of Japanese factors with Chinese, American, and other national influences is producing a distinctively new East Asian region.

Contributors: Dieter Ernst, East-West Center, Honolulu; H. Richard Friman, Marquette University; Derek Hall, Trent University; Natasha Hamilton-Hart, National University of Singapore; Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University; William W. Kelly, Yale University; David Leheny, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Naoko Munakata, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry; Nobuo Okawara, Kyushu University; T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley; Takashi Shiraishi, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo; Merry I. White, Boston University
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 24mm | 28g
  • Ithaca, United States
  • English
  • 4 tables, 3 charts/graphs
  • 0801444004
  • 9780801444005

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"The volume edited by Kazenstein and Shiraishi seeks to discuss Japan's relatioship with the newly-emerging Asian Pacific regional dynamics since the collapse of the 'bubble' in the early 1990s brought Japan to its knees. Their basic arguments is that region-making is no longer about following particular national models but rather about the emergence of a 'truly hybrid form of regionalism'. Despite the use of the word 'beyond' it is still very much a Japan-focused volume and Japan specialists will find much of interest here." -- Brian Bridges * Asian Affairs *
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About Peter J. Katzenstein

Peter J. Katzenstein is Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. His many books include A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium; Cultural Norms and National Security: Police and Military in Postwar Japan; and Small States in World Markets: Industrial Policy in Europe, all from Cornell. Takashi Shiraishi is Vice President and Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Japan and the author or editor of many books, including three award-winning books. Among his English-language books are An Age in Motion: Popular Radicalism in Java, 1912-1926 and After the Crisis: Hegemony, Technocracy and Governance in Southeast Asia. Katzenstein and Shiraishi are coeditors of Network Power: Japan and Asia, also from Cornell.
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