In This Review
China and Japan: A New Balance of Power. Critical Choices for Americans, Vol. XII

China and Japan: A New Balance of Power. Critical Choices for Americans, Vol. XII

Edited by Donald C. Hellmann

Lexington Books, 1976, 305 pp.
Southern Asia: The Politics of Poverty and Peace. Critical Choices For Americans, Vol. XIII

Southern Asia: The Politics of Poverty and Peace. Critical Choices For Americans, Vol. XIII

Edited by Donald C. Hellmann

Lexington Books, 1976, 297 pp.

Two unusually strong and informative collections of essays sponsored by the Rockefeller Commission on Critical Choices which raise, even if they do not agree on how to solve, the critical questions about future American policy in the Far East. Particularly interesting are the different approaches of Oksenberg and Scalapino to the prospects for full normalization of U.S.-China relations. Oksenberg thinks a formula can be found for normalizing relations without sacrificing Taiwan; Scalapino is skeptical. Other noteworthy essays are those by Weiner on U.S.-Indian relations, and Pranger on the various strategic options for the United States in Asia.