Negotiating Asymmetry: China's Place in Asia
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268pp. August 2009
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Negotiating Asymmetry: China's Place in Asia
Editor: Reid, Anthony; Zheng Yangwen;
Though wary of China’s rapid rise, her neighbors have considerable experience of dealing with unequal power without surrendering their autonomy. For its part, China has a long memory of unequal or "tributary" relations and a relatively brief and turbulent experience of working within the current useful fiction of "sovereign equality" in international relations. The emerging pattern will have to take account of the great discrepancy in economic and military power between the future China and her neighbours, and of how such asymmetry can be managed peacefully. Negotiating Asymmetry explores how the real or imagined norms governing past relations may shape China’s future position in the region by considering how relationships have changed over the past two centuries. The volume argues that neither the "Chinese world order" of tribute relations nor the Westphalia model of sovereign equality ever operated effectively in Asia, but suggests that the past does offer strong indicators about the shape of a new order in Asia.

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“Each essay is concise and informative and can stand on its own, and together the ten essays form a coherent volume full of fresh ideas, including but not limited to lessons from the past and warnings for the future. The greatest contribution of the book lies in demystifying the model of Chinese world order and demonstrating the diverse facets, forces and models of international relations in maritime Asia.” —Pacific Affairs (84:1, March 2011)
Editor: Reid, Anthony; Zheng Yangwen;
Anthony Reid is a Southeast Asianist at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Zheng Yangwen teaches Chinese history at the University of Manchester.



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