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Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia

Robert S. Ross


This book demonstrates how structural and domestic variables influence how East Asian states adjust their strategy in light of the rise of China, including how China manages its own emerging role as a regional great power. The book notes that the shifting regional balance of power has fueled escalating tensions in East Asia and suggests that adjustment challenges are exacerbated by the politics of policymaking. International and domestic pressures on policymaking are reflected in maritime territorial disputes and in the broader range of regional security issues created by the rise of China. Ad ... More

Keywords: China, regional power, great power, East Asia, power shifts, nationalism, security, conflict, confrontation

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501709180
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501709180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert S. Ross, editor
Boston College

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Robert S. Ross and Øystein Tunsjø Ross and Øystein Tunsjø

I. Power and Politics in the East Asian Transition

II. Japan, South korea, and the Rise of China National Security and Nationalism

Chapter 5 Protecting the Status Quo

Ian Bowers and Bjørn Elias Mikalsen Grønning

III. Great Power Relations and Regional Conflict


Øystein Tunsjø

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