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East Asia At The Center

Author : Warren I. Cohen
ISBN : 9780231502511
Genre : History
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A common misconception holds that Marco Polo "opened up" a closed and recalcitrant "Orient" to the West. However, this sweeping history covering 4,000 years of international relations from the perspective of China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia shows that the region's extensive involvement in world affairs began thousands of years ago. In a time when the writing of history is increasingly specialized, Warren I. Cohen has made a bold move against the grain. In broad but revealing brushstrokes, he paints a huge canvas of East Asia's place in world affairs throughout four millennia. Just as Cohen thinks broadly across time, so too, he defines the boundaries of East Asia liberally, looking beyond China, Japan, and Korea to include Southeast Asia. In addition, Cohen stretches the scope of international relations beyond its usual limitations to consider the vital role of cultural and economic exchanges. Within this vast framework, Cohen explores the system of Chinese domination in the ancient world, the exchanges between East Asia and the Islamic world from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, and the emergence of a European-defined international system in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The book covers the new imperialism of the 1890s, the Manchurian crisis of the early 1930s, the ascendancy of Japan, the trials of World War II, the drama of the Cold War, and the fleeting "Asian Century" from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. East Asia at the Center is replete with often-overlooked or little-known facts, such as: A record of persistent Chinese imperialism in the region Tibet's status as a major power from the 7th to the 9th centuries C.E., when it frequently invaded China and decimated Chinese armies Japan's profound dependence on Korea for its early cultural development The enormous influence of Indian cuisine on that of China Egyptian and Ottoman military aid to their Muslim brethren in India and Sumatra against European powers Extensive Chinese sea voyages to Arabia and East Africa—long before such famous Westerners as Vasco da Gama and Christopher Columbus took to the seas East Asia at the Center's expansive historical view puts the trials and advances of the past four millennia into perspective, showing that East Asia has often been preeminent on the world stage—and conjecturing that it might be so again in the not-so-distant future.

East Asia At A Crossroads

Author : Jusuf Wanandi
ISBN : UCSD:31822037198868
Genre : Political Science
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Efforts to build an East Asia community have gained momentum over the past decade. In a period of dynamic change and shifting balances of power, regional leaders seek to strengthen cooperation and stabilize relations between countries. While community building is still at an early stage, there is a growing sense it has reached a historic crossroads: it can be further advanced or alternatively succumb to the region's many disparities and emerging rivalries. In E ast Asia at a Crossroads, leading policy experts from inside and outside the region analyze the dynamics of community building. The contributors propose ways of moving forward to enhance regional peace and prosperity while strengthening East Asia's capacity to meet its growing global responsibilities. Contributors include Jesus Estanislao (Institute of Corporate Directors and the Institute for Solidarity in Asia), Carolina G. Hernandez (University of the Philippines and Institute for Strategic and Development Studies), Frank Jannuzi (U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations), Karl Kaiser (Harvard University), Qin Yaqing (China Foreign Affairs University), Rizal Sukma (CSIS Jakarta), and Hitoshi Tanaka (JCIE).

A History Of Modern East Asia C 1800 To The Present

Author : Armstrong
ISBN : 1405122617
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A History of Modern East Asia illuminates the history of this vast and crucial region over the last two hundred years, exploring its many cultures, societies, states and economies, in the first major work on the modern history of the region as a whole. Offers a comprehensive view of East Asia, including Southeast Asia as well as China, Korea and Japan Examines East Asia within the context of global history, building on recent scholarship in modern world history Introduces the innovative concept of “interaction zone” to define East Asia as a region of dynamic economic, political and cultural interaction rather than as a static and reified “civilization” Provides a narrative that helps readers understand how the region came to its current place in the world and what the future of East Asia may hold

Offshore Asia

Author : Fujita Kayoko
ISBN : 9789814311779
Genre : History
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This exemplary work of international collaboration takes a comparative approach to the histories of Northeast and Southeast Asia, with contributions from scholars from Japan, Korea and the Englishspeaking academic world. The new scholarship represented by this volume demonstrates that the vast and growing commercial interactions between the countries of eastern Asia have long historical roots. The so-called "opening" to Western trade in the mid-nineteenth century, which is typically seen as the beginning of this process, is shown to be rather the reversal of a relatively temporary phase of state consolidation in the long eighteenth century.

India And China In The Emerging Dynamics Of East Asia

Author : G. V. C. Naidu
ISBN : 9788132221388
Genre : Business & Economics
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Though considerable research literature is now available on China–India relations, most of it still follows a conventional narrative, viewing the relationship through the narrow conflictual prism limited to South Asia than in the new, larger perspective, especially in the context of emerging East Asian dynamics. This book offers comprehensive analyses of some of these issues in papers addressing two broad themes. One, significant trends in the relationship between China and India on a range of issues, including economic development models, their military strategies, and the boundary dispute; and two, how others are responding to the rise of India and China and their impact on East Asia. Together, the chapters constitute a comprehensive study on both China–India relations and their concurrent rise, including a variety of perspectives and methodologies. Written by some of the top experts on the subject from India, China, Japan, and Taiwan and covering a broad range of issues, the book will generate considerable interest in understanding this relatively neglected dimension of today’s East Asia.

Going To School In East Asia

Author : Gerard A. Postiglione
ISBN : 0313336334
Genre : Education
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The educational systems of seventeen East Asian countries are examined in this volume for students and researchers, including a timeline of educational developments and a "day in the life feature," a personal account of what it's like to attend school in that country.

East Asian Development

Author : Francis Gerard Adams
ISBN : 0275964116
Genre : Business & Economics
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Considers the East Asian growth miracle, the meltdown of 1997, and the question of whether East Asian growth will resume.

Democracy In East Asia

Author : Larry Diamond
ISBN : 9781421409689
Genre : Political Science
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Predicts that East Asia, with its remarkable diversity of political regimes, economies, and religions, would likely be the critical arena in the global struggle for democracy, a prediction that has proven prescient. This title offers a treatment of the political landscape in both Northeast and Southeast Asia.

Korea At The Center

Author : Gilbert Rozman
ISBN : 0765616556
Genre : History
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Koreas location at the very center of Northeast Asia also gives it a pivotal role in the economic integration of the region and the dynamic development of its more powerful neighbors. This book offers an appraisal of Korea as the key to the coalescence of a broad, open Northeast Asian regionalism in the 21st century.

An East Asian Community And The United States

Author : Ralph A. Cossa
ISBN : 0892065001
Genre : History
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Ten years after the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, East Asia is a region of dynamic growth and East Asian economies are striding again. However, no one calls the dynamic growth of East Asia a miracle anymore; it is a fact of economic life in today's world. Uncertainty obviously abounds around the future of East Asian economies, especially China's, but it has become an assumption of many business people and politicians that economies in East Asia will continue to be one of the centers of the world economy. These developments, the re-establishment of East Asia as a center of global economic growth and the emergence of regionalism, are important not only for East Asia itself but also for the entire world, including the United States. The purpose of this volume is to demonstrate how phenomenal the East Asian regionalization is and how wide-ranging changes are taking place in various sectors of international relations. By examining these changes, this volume is also intended to explore how these East Asian developments affect the East Asian relations with the United States. In fact, it is impossible to understand East Asian developments without examining the role of the United States. The alliance systems of the United States have set the political parameters in East Asia. The U.S. market is the most important destination of the manufactured goods that East Asian economies produce. In addition to these obvious facts about the important roles played by the United States, this volume intends to demonstrate the importance of the process of international relations between East Asia and the United States.

International Relations Of East Asia

Author : Xiaoming Huang
ISBN : 9781352008692
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Transforming East Asia

Author : Naoko Munakata
ISBN : 9780815758860
Genre : Business & Economics
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East Asian economic integration is on the rise. In the past decade, all of the region's powers have begun negotiating free trade agreements with their neighbors. They are also exploring broader regional options, such as the creation of an East Asian summit or free trade area. These developments have not always been welcomed by observers in other parts of the world. Some fear that they mark a turn away from integration into the global economy and herald the emergence of a closed, inward-looking bloc. In this timely and important book, Naoko Munakata offers an alternative perspective, based on her experience as an economic official and trade negotiator over the past 20 years. East Asian integration, she argues, is not driven by defensiveness or anti-Western sentiment. Instead, it reflects pragmatic calculations of economic interest, as well as a desire for mutual trust and a sense of community. Munakata makes her case by analyzing developments in the region since the mid-1980s, highlighting such important factors as the evolution of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the impact of the 1997–98 Asian financial crisis, and the rise of China. She also outlines possible future scenarios for the region and offers policy prescriptions for building on regionalism's achievements to date. Over the coming decades, the rise of China, its relationship with Japan, and the institutional arrangements that bind those countries to the United States and the countries of East and Southeast Asia will become critical factors in the global balance of power. Transforming East Asia is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the roots of this transformation.

Order Of East Asia

Author : Honghua Men
ISBN : 9789811546549
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Industrial Restructuring In East Asia

Author : Seiichi Masuyama
ISBN : 9812301356
Genre : Business & Economics
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Divided into three parts, this volume covers industrial restructuring in Southeast Asian economies, restructuring in Asia's newly industrialized economies, and industrial restructuring in the two large Asian economies.

The Unfolding Lotus

Author : Jon Vanden Heuvel
ISBN : UOM:39015032942164
Genre : Freedom of the press
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Profiles of the media, especially print and broadcasting, and the environment in which they operate today in 10 countries.

Cultural Sociology Of The Middle East Asia And Africa

Author : Andrea L. Stanton
ISBN : 9781452266626
Genre : Social Science
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In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures and how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. students and the general public. The four volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a step forward in this endeavor by presenting concise information on those regions likely to be most "foreign" to U.S. students: the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The intent is to convey what daily life is like for people in these selected regions. It is hoped entries within these volumes will aid readers in efforts to understand the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world, and to learn the history of countries and cultures within these important regions.

China East Asia And The European Union

Author : Jan Van Der Harst
ISBN : 9004291423
Genre : Social Science
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In China, East Asia and the European Union specialist authors from both Europe and Asia reflect on the dynamic relationship between the three actors from an International Relations perspective. The book is a testimony to China s seemingly unstoppable rise, both in the East Asian region and in the relationship with the EU and its member states. The authors investigate why the economic links between the European Union and East Asia have become so firmly established, while in comparison the political bond has remained underdeveloped. They conclude that the crises the EU is currently facing seriously affect its manoeuvring space vis-a-vis China and its neighbours, both economically and politically. Contributors are: Ding Chun, Neil Duggan, Enrico Fardella, Frank Gaenssmantel, Tjalling Halbertsma, Daniel R Hammond, Jan van der Harst, Elisa Horhager, Jing Jing, Werner Pascha, Sanne Kamerling, David Kerr, Silja Keva, Christopher K. Lamont, Li Junyang, Feng Liu, Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Nadya Stoynova, and Herman Voogsgeerd."

Japan And South East Asia From The Meiji Restoration To 1945

Author : Wolf Mendl
ISBN : 0415182050
Genre : Asia, Southeastern
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Global Constitutionalism From European And East Asian Perspectives

Author : Takao Suami
ISBN : 9781108417112
Genre : History
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Examines and compares East Asian and European perspectives of Global Constitutionalism.

Heritage Memory And Punishment

Author : Shu-Mei Huang
ISBN : 9781351810746
Genre : Social Science
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Based on a transnational study of decommissioned, postcolonial prisons in Taiwan (Taipei and Chiayi), South Korea (Seoul), and China (Lushun), this book offers a critical reading of prisons as a particular colonial product, the current restoration of which as national heritage is closely related to the evolving conceptualization of punishment. Focusing on the colonial prisons built by the Japanese Empire in the first half of the twentieth century, it illuminates how punishment has been considered a subject of modernization, while the contemporary use of prisons as heritage tends to reduce the process of colonial modernity to oppression and atrocity – thus constituting a heritage of shame and death, which postcolonial societies blame upon the former colonizers. A study of how the remembering of punishment and imprisonment reflects the attempts of postcolonial cities to re-articulate an understanding of the present by correcting the past, Heritage, Memory, and Punishment examines how prisons were designed, built, partially demolished, preserved, and redeveloped across political regimes, demonstrating the ways in which the selective use of prisons as heritage, reframed through nationalism, leaves marks on urban contexts that remain long after the prisons themselves are decommissioned. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography, the built environment, and heritage with interests in memory studies and dark tourism.

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