China's Asia: Triangular Dynamics since the Cold War

China's Asia: Triangular Dynamics since the Cold War

by Lowell Dittmer

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This balanced and deeply informed book provides a comprehensive account of China’s Asia policy since the Cold War. Lowell Dittmer traces the PRC’s policy toward its Asian neighbors in the context of the country’s move from a developing nation to a great power, capable of playing a role in world politics commensurate with its remarkable economic rise. The author considers China’s bilateral relations with Russia, Central Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and Australia. Each of these relationships is also viewed in terms of China’s rivalry with the United States, which has viewed China’s rise with admiration tinged with a certain foreboding. Thus, Dittmer employs a triangular analysis to understand Beijing’s attempt to expand in Asia while at the same time deterring Washington’s interference. Reframing the international relations of Asia in a thought-provoking and informed manner, this important book presents a panoramic view of the dynamics at work on all sides of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442237568
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/23/2018
Series: Asia in World Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lowell Dittmer is professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and editor of Asian Survey.

Table of Contents

1 China’s Asia?
2 Contesting Hegemony
3 The “Great” Strategic Triangle
4 Unsettled Sun
5 Divided Identities
6 Moralist Center
7 Enduring Ambivalence
8 Happy Country
9 Conclusions
Selected Bibliography
About the Author

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