China rising: peace, power, and order in East Asia

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Throughout the past three decades East Asia has seen more peace and stability than at any time since the Opium Wars of 1839-1841. During this period China has rapidly emerged as a major regional power, averaging over nine percent economic growth per year since the introduction of its market reforms in 1978. Foreign businesses have flocked to invest in China, and Chinese exports have begun to flood the world. China is modernizing its military, has joined numerous regional and international institutions, and plays an increasingly visible role in international politics. In response to this growth, other states in East Asia have moved to strengthen their military, economic, and diplomatic relations with China. But why have these countries accommodated rather than balanced China's rise? David C. Kang believes certain preferences and beliefs are responsible for maintaining stability in East Asia. Kang's research shows how East Asian states have grown closer to China, with little evidence that the region is rupturing. Rising powers present opportunities as well as threats, and the economic benefits and military threat China poses for its regional neighbors are both potentially huge; however, East Asian states see substantially more advantage than danger in China's rise, making the region more stable, not less. Furthermore, although East Asian states do not unequivocally welcome China in all areas, they are willing to defer judgment regarding what China wants and what its role in East Asia will become. They believe that a strong China stabilizes East Asia, while a weak China tempts other states to try to control the region. Many scholars downplay the role of ideas and suggest that a rising China will be a destabilizing force in the region, but Kang's provocative argument reveals the flaws in contemporary views of China and the international relations of East Asia and offers a new understanding of the importance of sound U.S. policy in the region.
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subject_facet , Aussenpolitik, Buitenlandse betrekkingen, China, China -- Foreign relations -- 1976-, China -- Foreign relations -- East Asia, Chine -- Relations exte?rieures -- 1976-, Chine -- Relations exte?rieures -- Extre?me-Orient, Computer network resources, Diplomatic relations, East Asia, East Asia -- Foreign relations -- China, East Asia -- Politics and government, Electronic books, Extre?me-Orient -- Politique et gouvernement, Extre?me-Orient -- Relations exte?rieures -- Chine, Geopolitik, Internationale Politik, Oost-Azie?, Ostasien, POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International, POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General, Politics and government, Stabilita?t, USA, Verenigde Staten
title_display China rising : peace, power, and order in East Asia
title_full China rising : peace, power, and order in East Asia / David C. Kang
title_short China rising :
title_sub peace, power, and order in East Asia
topic_facet Aussenpolitik, Buitenlandse betrekkingen, Diplomatic relations, Foreign relations, General, Geopolitik, Government, International, International Relations, Internationale Politik, POLITICAL SCIENCE, Politics and government, Politique et gouvernement, Relations exte?rieures, Stabilita?t