Continent, Coast, Ocean: Dynamics Of Regionalism In Eastern Asia
by Ooi Kee Beng & Ding Choo Ming
About This Book
This collection of articles takes a long look at the dynamics of regionalism in Eastern Asia and shows how, although the past limits the future, its hold on our possibilities for peaceful coexistence is not as strong as we think. What makes this volume unique is that Taiwanese and Malaysian scholars have been brought together to discuss a subject that is vital to the future of both East and Southeast Asians.
Japan's diplomatic history as well as the heritage of its conquest of Eastern Asia is examined alongside China's cultural geography, paradigmatic dynamics, and intra-regional economics. Ties between East Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as the influence of American military power and European integration are also thoroughly dealt with. The end result is that the reader is offered multidisciplinary perspectives on present and future regional trends.
The contributions to this book were originally prepared for a seminar, "Building on Our Past and Investing in Our Future: An International Seminar on Multidisciplinary Discourse", organised by the Institute of the Malay World and Civilization of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in February 2004. Index.
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