Connecting and Distancing: Southeast Asia and China

Connecting and Distancing: Southeast Asia and China
Ho Khai Leong, editor
Date of publication:  2009
Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages:  265
Code:  CAP4

About the publication

"Connecting" and "distancing" have been two prominent themes permeating the writings on the historical and contemporary developments of the relationship between Southeast Asia and China. As neighbours, the nation-states in Southeast Asia and the giant political entity in the north communicated with each other through a variety of diplomatic overtures, political agitations, and cultural nuances. In the last two decades with the rise of China as an economic powerhouse in the region, Southeast Asia's need to connect with China has become more urgent and necessary as it attempts to reap the benefit from the successful economic modernization in China. At the same time, however, there were feelings of ambivalence, hesitation and even suspicions on the part of the Southeast Asian states vis-a-vis the rise of a political power which is so less understood or misunderstood. The contributors of this volume are authors of various disciplinary backgrounds: history, political science, economics and sociology. They provide a spectrum of perspectives by which the readers can view Sino-Southeast Asia relations.


  • Connecting and Distancing: Southeast Asia and China
    [Whole Publication, ISBN: 9789812308573]
  • Preliminary pages
  • 1. China Meets Southeast Asia: A Long-Term Historical Review, by Wu Xiao An, author
  • 2. Philippine-China Connection from Pre-Colonial Period to Post-Cold War Era: An Assessment, by Edgardo E. Dagdag, author
  • 3. Defining Identity through Remembering the War: Representation of World War II in Chinese Newspapers in the Immediate Post-war Singapore, by Mike Shi-chi Lan, author
  • 4. Re-positioning Patriotism: Various Aspects of Financial Support to China in Penang around 1911, by Kaori Shinozaki, author
  • 5. Perceptions of China for the Overseas Chinese Tea Traders in Colonial Singapore, 192858, by Jason Lim, author
  • 6. Myanmar's Relations with China from Tagaung through Hanthawati-Taungngu Periods, by Goh Geok Yian, author
  • 7. Capital Accumulation along Migratory Trajectories:China Students in Singapore's Secondary Education Sector, by Yow Cheun Hoe, author
  • 8. China and the Cultural Identity of the Chinese in Indonesia, by Aimee Dawis, author
  • 9. The Economic Emergence of China: Strategic Policy Implications for Southeast Asia, by Ng Beoy Kui, author
  • 10. When Old Regionalism Meets New Regionalism: Taiwan and China in East Asian Regional Integration, by Chin Ming Lin, author
  • 11. Language Power: Relational Rhetoric and Historical Taciturnity A Study of Vietnam-China Relationship, by Chan Yuk Wah, author
  • Index

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