Sorting through a flood of memoirs and histories published in China in recent years, Guo has assembled the most detailed picture yet of China’s vast multiagency domestic security apparatus.
As China grows, White argues, no one can be sure that the Chinese “will settle for as little as an equal share in the leadership of Asia.”
In recent years, the main source of friction in the U.S.-Japanese defense relationship has been local opposition to the basing of U.S. marines on the Japanese island of Okinawa. McCormack and Norimatsu lay bare the resentment’s deep historical roots.
The Washington-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea produces valuable research that sheds light on life in the “hermit kingdom.” These three recent reports reveal North Korea’s extraordinary system of repression.
Anyone pondering the choices confronting China’s recently installed new leadership will want to read this perfectly timed collection of stimulating essays by a diverse group of perceptive China watchers.