China's Rise and the Two Koreas : Politics, Economics, Security
With China now South Korea's number one trading partner and destination for foreign investment and tourism, what are the implications for politics and security in East Asia?Scott Snyder explores the transformation of the Sino - South Korean relationship since the early 1990s. Snyder considers the strategic significance of recent developments in China's relationship with both North and South Korea and also assesses the likely consequences of those developments for US and Japanese influence in the region. His meticulous study lends important context to critical debates regarding China's foreign policy, Northeast Asian security, and international relations more broadly.This title examines China's redefined political and economic relations with North and South Korea, as well as what this implies for US and Japanese influence in Northeast Asia.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
- 30 May 2009
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
Introduction. China's Shift to a Two-Koreas Policy. The Transformation of China - South Korea Economic Relations. Emerging Political Challenges in the Sino - South Korean Relationship. China's Evolving Economic and Political Relations with North Korea. China's Strategic Policy Dilemmas and the Future of North Korea. The China - South Korea - US Security Triangle. The Korean Peninsula and Sino-Japanese Rivalry. The New Sino-Korean Economic Relationship: Implications for Northeast Asian Security.
"This extraordinarily detailed and convincing study is a major addition to the literature on the changing international politics of East Asia." - David Kang, Dartmouth College "Well researched, well argued, and extremely comprehensive.... There is nothing else like it available in English." - Greg Moore, Eckerd College"
About Scott Snyder
Scott Snyder is senior associate in both the International Relations Program of the Asia Foundation and the Pacific Forum CSIS. He is author of Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior and coeditor (with L. Gordon Flake) of Paved with Good Intentions: The NGO Experience in North Korea.