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Power Competition in East Asia: From the Old Chinese World Order to Post-Cold War Regional Multipolarity
Power Competition in East Asia: From the Old Chinese World Order to Post-Cold War Regional Multipolarity
By Suisheng Zhao
St. Martin's Press, 1997, 346 pp
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A Chinese-born and American-educated political scientist, Zhao skillfully analyzes the history of great power relations in East Asia from the decay of the Chinese world order in the nineteenth century through the rise of modern Japanese imperialism to the advent of the Cold War, up until the present post-Cold War era. The first historically comprehensive analysis of power dynamics in East Asia, this volume would be an ideal textbook for a college course in international relations or a useful survey for the informed general reader.