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Rising East Asia
The Quest for Governance, Prosperity, and Security

First Edition


February 2020 | 344 pages | CQ Press
Rising East Asia by Chien-pin Li helps readers understand the dynamic changes to China, Japan, and Korea since the end of World War II. Although the three countries have experienced stellar economic growth, there have also been shifts in political dynamics, social order, and security landscapes. To help people understand the past and present of the region, and develop well-informed opinions about its future, Li offers a book for East Asian Politics courses that reflects interdisciplinary collaboration—one that brings the scholarly debate in comparative politics and international relations to bear on the rich information and knowledge accumulated from East Asian studies. Each section is organized around the pursuit of three policy goals:  economic prosperity, political governance, and national security. Whatever their position may be, the future of the region is likely to have major impacts on the rest of the world. 
 
 
Preface
Acknowledgements

 
About the Author

 
 
Introduction
Themes: Policy Goals

 
Explanatory Variables

 
Organization and Approach

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 1 China: the Foundations
People and Geography

 
The Historical Roots

 
China in the Age of Imperialism

 
China in Republican Era

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 2 Political Governance in China
From the Soviet Model to Mao’s Radicalized Politics: 1949-1977

 
Initial Phase of the Post-Mao Reforms: 1978-1992

 
Political Governance in the Reform Era: 1992-Present

 
Governing Institutions

 
The State-Civil Society Relations

 
Village Elections

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 3 China’s Pursuit of Economic Prosperity
Economic Development in the Pre-Reform Era: 1949-1977

 
The Reform Era: 1978-

 
An Analysis of China’s Growth

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 4 China’s Pursuit of National Security
Security Goals and Strategies

 
Security Institutions and Policymaking

 
Internal Security

 
External National Security

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 5 Japan: the Foundations
People and Geography

 
The Historical Roots

 
Building a Modern State

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 6 Political Governance in Japan
Occupation and Reconstruction: 1945-1952

 
Governance under the 1955 System: 1952-1993

 
The 1993 System: 1993-

 
Governing Institutions

 
The State-Civil Society Relations

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 7 Japan’s Pursuit of Economic Prosperity
From Ruins to Bubble: 1945-1989

 
The Post-Bubble Era: 1990-

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 8 Japan’s Pursuit of National Security
Security Goals and Strategies

 
Security Institutions and Policymaking

 
Japan-U.S. Security Relations

 
Japan-China Security Relations

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 9 Korea: the Foundations
People and Geography

 
The Historical Roots

 
Colonial Korea: 1910-1945

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 10 Political Governance in South Korea
The U.S. Military Government: 1945-1948

 
Governance under the Authoritarian Regime: 1948-1987

 
Governance in the Democratic Era: 1987-

 
Governing Institutions

 
Political Parties

 
The State-Civil Society Relations

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 11 South Korea’s Pursuit of Economic Prosperity
Growth under the Authoritarian Regime: 1948-1987

 
Growth in the Democratic Era: 1987-

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Chapter 12 South Korea’s Pursuit of National Security
Security Goals and Strategies

 
Security Institutions and Policymaking

 
Inter-Korean Security Relations

 
South Korea-U.S. Security Relations

 
Discussion Questions

 
 
Appendices
China: Timeline of Major Events since 1945

 
Japan: Timeline of Major Events since 1945

 
South Korea; Timeline of Major Events since 1945

 
 
Bibliography

“This is a textbook geared towards discussing in detail political institutions and economic policies of China, Japan and South Korea.[...] A thorough overview of economic policies in the East Asian region

Srobana Bhattacharya
Georgia Southern University

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Chien-pin Li

Chien-pin Li is Associate Dean and Professor of Political Science in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa. His teaching and research interests focus on East Asian political economy in East Asia, including trade disputes, trade negotiations, and regional integration. He is author of articles in Asian Survey, Pacific Review, International Studies Quarterly, and other journals. More About Author

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