Fire on the Rim: The Cultural Dynamics of East/West Power Politics (Pacific Formations: Global Relations in Asian and Pacific Perspectives)

Fire on the Rim: The Cultural Dynamics of East/West Power Politics (Pacific Formations: Global Relations in Asian and Pacific Perspectives)

By: William H. Thornton (author), Bryan Turner (foreword_author)Paperback

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Fire on the Rim combines an idealist's call for social justice, cultural difference, and environmental sustainability with a realist's recognition of the continuing need for balance of power security relations around the Pacific Rim. Although this melding of idealist and realist elements is sure to meet opposition on the Right and Left alike, the author's call for moral realism is a vital step toward an Asia policy fit for the twenty-first century.

About Author

William H. Thornton is professor of literary and cultural theory at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Geopolitics of "Asian Values" Chapter 2 The Postmodernization of Asian Values Chapter 3 Japanese Postmodernism and the New "Japan Problem" Chapter 4 Reactionary Globalization: Local, Regional, and Global Implications of the New "Japan Problem" Chapter 6 The "Other" Korea: An Oppositional Postmodernism Chapter 7 Korea and the Asian Values Debate Chapter 8 Selling Democratic Teleology: China as Reverse Domino Chapter 9 Getting Past Huntington and Fukuyama: Cultural Realism in East/West Power Politics Chapter 11 Back to Basics: Human Rights and Power Politics in the New Moral Realism Chapter 13 Conclusion: A Concert of "Others"

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742517073
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780742517073
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0742517071

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