Yunnan A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia Book

Yunnan A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia


  • Author : Tim Summers
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-05-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857094452

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Yunnan A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia Excerpt :

The Chinese Government’s five-year strategy for social and economic development to 2015 includes the aim of making the southwestern province of Yunnan a bridgehead for ‘opening the country’ to southeast Asia and south Asia. Yunnan - A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia traces the dynamic process which has led to this policy goal, a process through which Yunnan is being repositioned from a southwestern periphery of the People’s Republic of China to a ‘bridgehead’ between China and its regional neighbours. It shows how this has been expressed in ideas and policy frameworks, involvement in regional institutions, infrastructure development, and changing trade and investment flows, from the 1980s to the present. Detailing the wider context of the changes in China's global interactions, especially in Asia, the book uses Yunnan's case to demonstrate the extent of provincial agency in global interactions in reform-era China, and provides new insights into both China’s relationships with its Asian neighbours and the increasingly important economic engagement between developing countries. Offers a new perspective on Yunnan Contains historical depth: understanding the background and developments over time means that this ‘China watching’ book will not date quickly Takes a provincial view of China’s international relations

The Contested Rescaling of Economic Governance in East Asia Book

The Contested Rescaling of Economic Governance in East Asia


  • Author : Shahar Hameiri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317360681

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The Contested Rescaling of Economic Governance in East Asia Excerpt :

One of the apparent contradictions which has puzzled observers of East Asian politics is why, despite the region's considerable economic integration, economic governance institutions remain largely underdeveloped. This book stems from the observation that the study of actual forms of economic governance in Asia has been impeded by the dominance of a ‘regionalism’ problematique. Scholars have focused on the emergence – or not – of regional multilateral institutions, seeking to evaluate these institutions’ capacities to enforce disciplines on Asian states. However, they have also neglected prior, and more pertinent, questions regarding the causal determinants of regional economic governance, which animate the contributions to this collection: What factors shape the scale and instruments of economic governance in Asia; and how and why is economic governance being rescaled between the sub-national, national and regional levels? In the chapters of this book, the contributors explore the social and political struggles over the scale and instruments of economic governance. They identify and explain the emergence of a wide variety of regional modes of economic governance, explain the factors shaping the spatial scale of economic governance in Asia, and discern the patterns of regional integration to which they give rise. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Australian Journal of International Affairs.

In the Dragon s Shadow Book

In the Dragon s Shadow


  • Author : Sebastian Strangio
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300256253

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A timely look at the impact of China’s booming emergence on the countries of Southeast Asia Today, Southeast Asia stands uniquely exposed to the waxing power of the new China. Three of its nations border China and five are directly impacted by its claims over the South China Sea. All dwell in the lengthening shadow of its influence: economic, political, military, and cultural. As China seeks to restore its former status as Asia’s preeminent power, the countries of Southeast Asia face an increasingly stark choice: flourish within Beijing’s orbit or languish outside of it. Meanwhile, as rival powers including the United States take concerted action to curb Chinese ambitions, the region has emerged as an arena of heated strategic competition. Drawing on more than a decade of on-the-ground experience, Sebastian Strangio explores the impacts of China’s rise on Southeast Asia, the varied ways in which the countries of the region are responding, and what it might mean for the future balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

Southwest China in a Regional and Global Perspective  c 1600 1911  Book

Southwest China in a Regional and Global Perspective c 1600 1911


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-02-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004353718

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Southwest China in a Regional and Global Perspective c 1600 1911 Excerpt :

The book Southwest China in Regional and Global Perspectives (c. 1600-1911) is dedicated to important issues in society, trade, and local policy in the southwestern provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan during the late phase of the Qing period.

Asymmetrical Neighbors Book

Asymmetrical Neighbors


  • Author : Enze Han
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190688301

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Asymmetrical Neighbors Excerpt :

Is the process of state building a unilateral, national venture, or is it something more collaborative, taking place in the interstices between adjoining countries? To answer this question, Asymmetrical Neighbors takes a comparative look at the state building process along China, Myanmar, and Thailand's common borderland area. It shows that the variations in state building among these neighboring countries are the result of an interactive process that occurs across national boundaries. Departing from existing approaches that look at such processes from the angle of singular, bounded territorial states, the book argues that a more fruitful method is to examine how state and nation building in one country can influence, and be influenced by, the same processes across borders. It argues that the success or failure of one country's state building is a process that extends beyond domestic factors such as war preparation, political institutions, and geographic and demographic variables. Rather, it shows that we should conceptualize state building as an interactive process heavily influenced by a "neighborhood effect." Furthermore, the book moves beyond the academic boundaries that divide arbitrarily China studies and Southeast Asian studies by providing an analysis that ties the state and nation building processes in China with those of Southeast Asia.

Developing Skills for Economic Transformation and Social Harmony in China Book

Developing Skills for Economic Transformation and Social Harmony in China


  • Author : Xiaoyan Liang
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-11-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464800801

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Developing Skills for Economic Transformation and Social Harmony in China Excerpt :

This study asseses the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system of Yunnan Province in China, including a skills-demand analysis and a review of work-based and non-formal training systems. It promotes policies for a demand-driven, high-quality, and equitable education and training system conducive to lifelong learning.

China s Presence in the Middle East Book

China s Presence in the Middle East


  • Author : Anoushiravan Ehteshami
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351734981

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China s Presence in the Middle East Excerpt :

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia’s economic links with China through ambitious infrastructural projects. Central to this are fast-track rail links, funded by the newly-established Asia Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), which has its headquarters in Beijing. This book explores the implications of OBOR and the AIIB for the Middle East/West Asia, and addresses a number of key strategic questions arising from China’s new initiatives. These include: how far are the strategic imperatives underpinning China’s policies connected to the political dynamics of Xinjiang and the spread of radical Islam in Central Asia? How are Middle Eastern stakeholders’ views of China affected by the new initiatives? How does China’s increasing involvement in the Middle East/West Asia affect other regional powers with ambitions in the region, notably Russia? The book also considers the impact of China’s increasing presence on individual countries, including Saudi Arabia and Israel.

China   s Regions in an Era of Globalization Book

China s Regions in an Era of Globalization


  • Author : Tim Summers
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134818464

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China s Regions in an Era of Globalization Excerpt :

The rise of China has been shaped and driven by its engagement with the global economy during a period of intensified globalization, yet China is a continent-sized economy and society with substantial diversity across its different regions. This means that its engagement with the global economy cannot just be understood at the national level, but requires analysis of the differences in participation in the global economy across China’s regions. This book responds to this challenge by looking at the development of China’s regions in this era of globalization. It traces the evolution of regional policy in China and its implications in a global context. Detailed chapters examine the global trajectory of what is now becoming known as the Greater Bay Area in southern China, the globalization of the inland mega-city of Chongqing, and the role of China’s regions in the globally-focused belt and road initiative launched by the Chinese government in late 2013. The book will be of interest to practitioners and scholars engaging with contemporary China’s political economy and international relations.

Southeast Asian Affairs 2015 Book

Southeast Asian Affairs 2015


  • Author : Daljit Singh
  • Publisher : Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814620758

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Southeast Asian Affairs 2015 Excerpt :

Southeast Asian Affairs is the only one of its kind: a comprehensive annual review devoted to the international relations, politics, and economies of the region and its nation-states. The collected volumes of Southeast Asian Affairs have become a compendium documenting the dynamic evolution of regional and national developments in Southeast Asia from the end of the 'second' Vietnam War to the alarms and struggles of today. Over the years, the editors have drawn on the talents and expertise not only of ISEAS' own professional research staff and visiting fellows, but have also reached out to tap leading scholars and analysts elsewhere in Southeast and East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, North America, and Europe. A full list of contributors over forty years reads like a kind of who's who in Southeast Asian Studies.Regardless of specific events and outcomes in political, economic, and social developments in Southeast Asia's future, we can expect future editions of Southeast Asian Affairs to continue to provide the expert analysis that has marked the publication since its founding. It has become an important contributor to the knowledge base of contemporary Southeast Asia.- Donald E. Weatherbee, Russell Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina

China s Asian Dream Book

China s Asian Dream


  • Author : Tom Miller
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783609260

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China s Asian Dream Excerpt :

"China", Napoleon once remarked, "is a sleeping lion. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world." In 2014, President Xi Jinping triumphantly declared the lion had awakened. Under his leadership, China is pursuing a dream to restore its historical position as the dominant power in Asia. From the Mekong River Basin to the Central Asian steppe, China is flexing its economic muscles for strategic ends. By setting up new regional financial institutions, Beijing is challenging the post-World War II order established under the watchful eye of Washington. And by funding and building roads, railways, ports and power lines—a New Silk Road across Eurasia and through the South China Sea and Indian Ocean—China aims to draw its neighbours ever tighter into its embrace. Combining a geopolitical overview with on-the-ground reportage from a dozen countries, China’s Asian Dream offers a fresh perspective on the rise of China’ and asks: what does it means for the future of Asia?

China   s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia Book

China s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia


  • Author : Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811052392

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China s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and South Asia Excerpt :

This book brings together a diverse range of responses to China's Marine Silk Road Initiative, which proposes to redraw the map of Asia, particularly South Asia. China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI) is a massive scheme to connect wide swaths of East, Southeast, South, and West Asia through a dense web of interconnected hard and soft infrastructure involving ports, roads, logistics facilities, special industrial zones, and free trade and investment agreements. This book will be invaluable for students of Chinese foreign security and foreign economic policy, those interested in South Asia including Indian foreign security and economic policy as well as Indian relations with China, those attentive to international economic developments in East and South Asia, and those interested in the political and economic situation in specific MSRI participant countries such as Pakistan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka as well as their political and economic relations with China.

Transnational Dynamics in Southeast Asia Book

Transnational Dynamics in Southeast Asia


  • Author : Nathalie Fau
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814517898

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Transnational Dynamics in Southeast Asia Excerpt :

Since the 1990s, regional organizations of the United Nations and international financial institutions have adopted a new dynamic of transnational integration, within the framework of the regionalization process of globalization. In place of the growth triangles of the 1970s, a strategy based on transnational economic corridors has changed the scale of regionalization.

Geographies of the University Book

Geographies of the University


  • Author : Peter Meusburger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 676
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319755939

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Geographies of the University Excerpt :

This open access volume raises awareness of the histories, geographies, and practices of universities and analyzes their role as key actors in today’s global knowledge economy. Universities are centers of research, teaching, and expertise with significant economic, social, and cultural impacts at different geographical scales. Scholars from a variety of disciplines and countries offer original analyses and discussions along five main themes: historical perspectives on the university as a site of knowledge production, cultural encounter, and political interest; institutional perspectives on university governance and the creation of innovative environments; relationships between universities and the city; the impact of universities on national and regional economies and cultures; and the processes of internationalization through student mobility, the creation of education hubs, and global regionalism in higher education.

China   s Belt and Road Initiative Book

China s Belt and Road Initiative


  • Author : Christian Ploberger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000412284

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China s Belt and Road Initiative Excerpt :

This book evaluates China’s relations with sub-regional Southeast Asia through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation framework. The book looks at domestic drivers and regional receptivity of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and also delves into the challenges of China’s engagement in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The book examines how China’s BRI will contribute to the development of these countries, to regional economic integration and cooperation processes within a political-economic context. It addresses the BRI process within the GMS on three levels: regional, individual recipient countries and the Chinese perspective. The case studies in the book will help to provide insights on China’s growing economic influence in sub-regional Southeast Asia and its Belt and Road Initiative. This book will appeal to researchers interested in the BRI, China's relations with Southeast Asia and China’s neighbourhood policy and how domestic considerations are influencing China’s policy making.