The International Relations of Northeast Asia

The International Relations of Northeast Asia

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This authoritative work explores the complex and evolving interplay among national, regional, and global forces influencing Northeast Asia's security, economy, and identity. Written by a team of leading scholars, the book presents a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies to offer a comprehensive analysis of the pressures that shape the policy choices of China, Russia, Japan, the United States, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. The authors' historically and culturally informed narratives help track and explain the changes and continuities of relationships within the region and with the United States and Russia. Concise and current, this book will be essential reading for all those concerned with the role of a changing Northeast Asia in world politics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 24mm | 612g
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0742516946
  • 9780742516946

Table of contents

Part 1 Part I: Theory and Practice Chapter 2 Northeast Asia in the Local-Regional-Global Nexus: Multiple Challenges and Contending Explanations Part 3 Part II: Major Power Interaction Chapter 4 China's International Relations: The Political and Security Dimensions Chapter 5 China's International Relations: The Economic Dimension Chapter 6 Japan's International Relations: The Political and Security Dimensions Chapter 7 Japan's International Relations: The Economic Dimension Chapter 8 Russian Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia Chapter 9 U.S. Foreign Policy in Northeast Asia Part 10 Part III: Flashpoints in the Divided Nations Chapter 11 South Korea's International Relations: Challenges to Developmental Realism? Chapter 12 North Korea's International Relations: The Successful Failure? Chapter 13 Taiwan's External Relations: Identity versus Security Part 14 Part IV: Region Building Chapter 15 The Emerging Northeast Asian Regional Order
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A very welcome addition to the small but growing number of books that deal with East Asia in a theoretically sophisticated and empirically grounded manner. It will be particularly valuable to teachers and researchers on the international relations of the world. -- Rosemary Foot, St. Antony's College, Oxford An outstanding survey of the pattern and character of conflict and cooperation in North-East Asia. Beyond providing a sophisticated and comprehensive overview of the international setting of North-East Asia, the book's greatest strength lies in its exploration of the multiple foundations of regional order. Samuel Kim and his contributors are to be congratulated for their empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated analysis of North-East Asia, which will be of considerable use to students, researchers, and policy-makers alike. * International Affairs * Among many books and articles on Northeast Asia, Samuel S. Kim's recently edited book is a collection of particularly insightful analyses. The authors in this volume correctly perceive the major issues facing Northeast Asia and provide an astute assessment of the region's past, current, and future dynamics. This book delves into questions that are empirically important and theoretically salient. It also harmonizes useful analyses to understand the complexity of Northeast Asia. For undergraduate and graduate students in the field of international relations, this edited volume is a sound textbook for grasping the dynamic interactions in Northeast Asia, and for exploring the theoretical applications for central economic, political and security issues. -- Hyon Joo Yoo, Goergetown University, Washington D.C., U.S.A. * Pacific Affairs, Vol. 78, No. 1 Spring 2005 * An outstanding survey of the pattern and character of conflict and cooperation in North-East Asia....An empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated analysis [that] will be of considerable use to students, scholars, and policy-makers alike. * International Affairs * A group of our foremost scholars provides an excellent overview of the contemporary scene, dealing with its complexities in a penetrating fashion. These essays will provide the readers with an understanding of one of the most crucial regions of today's world. -- Robert A. Scalapino, University of California, Berkeley
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About Samuel S. Kim

Samuel S. Kim teaches in the Department of Political Science and is a senior research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
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