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Union University Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science


Dr. Cooney Publishes New Book on China

Oct 7, 2008

Dr. Kevin Cooney, Associate Professor of Political Science has just published his third book. The book is an edited volume and is called The Rise of China and International Security: America and Asia Respond Edited by Kevin J. Cooney & Yoichiro Sato.

The book can be found here

About the Book:

This edited volume offers diverse and comprehensive views of China's rise and its implications to the East Asian region and beyond.

The economic growth of China, initially started in the late-1970s with domestic and rural reforms, has been increasingly driven by China's industrialization and integration into the regional and global markets. The growth and integration of China, however, has exposed China's closest neighbors and even more remote countries to its various (previously internal) problems, and the lagging political openness of China has often negatively impacted on cooperation with other countries in dealing with these problems (i.e. trans-border pollution, epidemics, illegal migration, organized crime, financial management, etc.). This book integrates geopolitical and domestic political analysis of China with a broad set of transnational security issues, and includes a diversity of regional views. In doing so, it explores further than the dichotomous debate between the American realists and liberals, adding finesse to the often simplified discussions on how to deal with the rising China.

This book will be of interest to students of Asian Politics, Security Studies and International Relations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Kevin Cooney 2. The Rise of China: Chinese Perspectives Jian Yang 3. Chinese-American Hegemonic Competition in East Asia: A New Cold War or into the Arms of America? Kevin Cooney 4. U.S. Strategic Relations with a Rising China: Trajectories and Impacts on Asia-Pacific Security Evelyn Goh 5. Tango without Trust and Respect? Japan’s Awkward Co-Prosperity with China in the Twenty-First Century Yoichiro Sato 6. Taiwan’s Response to the Rise of China Denny Roy 7. Out of America, Into the Dragon’s Arms: South Korea, a Northeast Asian Balancer? Seongho Sheen 8. Southeast Asian Responses to China’s Rise: Managing the Elephants? Evelyn Goh 9. India’s Response to China’s Rise Mohan Malik 10. Political Construction of Human Rights: With a Focus on North Korean Refugees in China Mikyoung Kim 11. Conclusion: China in the Eyes of Asia and America Yoichiro Sato

About the Authors:

Kevin J. Cooney is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.

Yoichiro Sato is Associate Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii.

ISBN: 978-0-415-43396-9

Binding: Hardback

Published by: Routledge

Publication Date: 29th August 2008

Pages: 280