The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century

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About the Publication

Will the nations of Southeast Asia maintain their strategic autonomy, or are they destined to become a subservient periphery of China? 

This book’s expert authors address this pressing question in multiple contexts. What clues to the future lie in the modern history of Sino-Southeast Asian relations? How economically dependent on China has the region already become? What do Southeast Asians think of China? Does Beijing view the region in proprietary terms as its own backyard? How has the relative absence, distance, and indifference of the United States affected the balance of influence between the US and China in Southeast Asia?  

The book also explores China’s moves and Southeast Asia’s responses to them. Does China’s Maritime Silk Road through Southeast Asia herald a Pax Sinica across the region? How should China’s expansionary acts in the South China Sea be understood? How have Southeast Asian states such as Vietnam and the Philippines responded? How does Singapore’s China strategy compare with Indonesia’s? How relevant is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations? To what extent has China tried to persuade the “overseas Chinese” in Southeast Asia to identify with “the motherland” and support its aims? How are China’s deep involvements in Cambodia and Laos affecting the economies and policies of those countries? 

“This rich collection,” writes renowned author-journalist Nayan Chanda, answers these and other questions while offering “fresh insights” and “new information and analyses” to explain Southeast Asia’s relations with China.

Co-publication: Shorenstein APARC / ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

The ISEAS edition is for sale only in Southeast Asia, Japan, India, China, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

Contents

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The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4951-17-3], by Donald K Emmerson, editor 24.00 USD
Prelim pages
OVERVIEW
1. The Deer and the Dragon: Asymmetry versus Autonomy, by Donald K Emmerson, author
CONTEXTS
2. China’s Changing Priorities in Southeast Asia: Security and Development in Historical Context, by Thomas Fingar, author
3. ASEAN-China Trade and Investment: Diversity versus Dependence, by Anne Booth, author
PERCEPTIONS
4. China Seen from Southeast Asia: Patterns of Opinion, by Yun-han Chu, Min-hua Huang, Jie Lu, authors
5. Southeast Asia through Chinese Eyes: A Strategic Backyard?, by Mingjiang Li, author
EXTENSIONS
6. “Ambiguity is Fun": China’s Strategy in the South China Sea, by Donald K Emmerson, author
7. Re-enlisting the Diaspora: Beijing and the “Overseas Chinese”, by Geoff Wade, author
STRATEGIES
8. Coping with the Dragon: Vulnerability and Engagement in Singapore-China Relations, by See Seng Tan, author
9. Underbalancing the Dragon: Unstrategic Indonesia, by Yohanes Sulaiman, author
DISPARITIES
10. Who Wins in China’s “Win-Win” Relations with Cambodia? A Skewed Illusion, by Daniel C O’Neill, author
11. High Modernism in a Small Country: China "Develops" Laos, by Kearrin Sims, author
DISTANCES
12. Distance and Dominance: China, America, and Southeast Asia’s Northern Tier, by John D Ciorciari, author
13. China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: A Route to Pax Sinica in Southeast Asia?, by Jörn Dosch , Shannon Cui, authors
RESTROSPECTION
14. China’s Myanmar, Myanmar’s China: Myths, Illusions, Interactions, by David I Steinberg, author
Index

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