China, the United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia: U.S.-China Relations, Volume II By David B. H. Denoon (Editor) Cover Image
By David B. H. Denoon (Editor)
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Distinguished experts explain the economic trends and varied political goals at work in Southeast Asia.

With China's emergence as a powerful entity in Southeast Asia, the region has become an unlikely site of conflict between two of the world's great powers. The United States, historically regarded as the protector of Pacific Southeast Asia--consisting of nations such as Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Malaysia--is now called upon to respond to what many would consider bullying on the part of the Chinese. These and other countries have become the economic and political engine of China.

While certainly inclined to help the country's former allies, the United States has grown undeniably closer to China in the recent decades of global interconnected economic growth. China, the United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia uncovers and delves into the complicated dynamics of this situation. Covering topics such as the controversial response to human rights violations, the effects of global economic interconnectedness, and contested sovereignty over resource-rich islands, this volume provides a modern and nuanced perspective on the state of the region.

For anyone interested in understanding the evolving global balance of power, China, the United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia illuminates how countries as different as Thailand and Indonesia see the growing competition between Beijing and Washington.

About the Author

David B. H. Denoon is Professor of Politics and Economics at New York University. He is the author of many books, including Real Reciprocity: Balancing U.S. Economic and Security Policies in the Pacific Basin, and The Economic and Strategic Rise of China and India: Asian Realignments after the 1997 Financial Crisis.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781479810321
ISBN-10: 1479810320
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: U.S.-China Relations