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China's Rise and the Balance of Influence in Asia - Security Continuum: Global Politics in the Modern Age (Paperback)
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China's Rise and the Balance of Influence in Asia - Security Continuum: Global Politics in the Modern Age (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 30/05/2007
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China's protracted boom and political transformation is a major episode in the history of global political economy. Beginning in the late 1970s, China experienced a quarter century of extraordinary growth that raised every indicator of material welfare, lifted several hundred million out of poverty, and rocketed China from near autarky to regional and even global prominence. These striking developments transformed China into a major U.S. trade and investment partner, a regional military power, and a major influence on national economies and cross-national interchange throughout the Pacific region. Beijing has emerged as a voice for East Asian economic interests and an arbiter in regional and even global diplomacy - from the Asian financial crisis to the North Korean nuclear talks. China's accession to the World Trade Organization promises to accentuate these trends. The contributors to this volume provide a multifaceted examination of China in the areas of economics, trade, investment, politics, diplomacy, technology, and security, affording a greater understanding of what relevant policies the United States must develop. This book offers a counterweight to overwrought concerns about the emerging ""Chinese threat"" and makes the case for viewing China as a force for stability in the twenty-first century.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822959670
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Rawski, Keller, and a highly qualified group of colleagues argue that the U.S. has succeeded all too well in Asia-so well that we must gear up some fresh thinking before we put ourselves out of business in the region. We built up the free economies of Asia after World War II, and used engagement to turn China into a global trading power. Now what? Free Asia and socialist China are coming together in a new power configuration that the U.S. can't stop, and needs to join. This regional perspective takes us beyond the tired China-policy debates over engagement, containment, and hedging and suggests how America can think about benefiting from China's rise."
--Andrew Nathan, Columbia University
"[This volume provides] a new and clearer understanding of China's complex and dynamic emergence as a world leader in the twenty-first century. An unusual combination of expertise in multiple disciplines, current information, and a shared goal of converting the image of China in the minds of American policymakers to that of a mature, stable, constructive leader in the international economy of Asia and the entire world."
--Thomas Gottschang, College of the Holy Cross

"Much light is cast on the whole picture--what China is doing and what U.S. policies should be--by [this] brilliant and useful new book."
--Dan Simpson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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