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