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Title Identity and change in East Asian conflicts : the cases of China, Taiwan, and the Koreas / edited by Shale Horowitz, Uk Heo, Alexander C. Tan
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents Democratization and national identity in the China-Taiwan and Korean conflicts / Shale Horowitz, Uk Heo, and Alexander C. Tan -- The evolution of China's national interest : implications for Taiwan / Peter R. Moody, Jr. -- Taiwan : political and national security of becoming "Taiwanese" / Hans Stockton -- Economic integration between China and Taiwan : no spillover into the identity and security realms / Cal Clark -- Explaining U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan / Steven B. Redd -- Rising China versus estranged Taiwan / Shale Horowitz and Alexander C. Tan -- North Korea in crisis : regime, identity, and strategy / Terence Roehrig -- South Korea's response : democracy, identity, and strategy / Uk Heo and Jung-Yeop Woo -- U.S. strategy in the Korean conflict / Milica Begovic and Karl DeRouen, Jr. -- Japan's response to Asia's security problems / Dennis Patterson -- The North Korean nuclear crisis / In-Tack Hyun and Sung Deuk Hahm -- The United States and East Asia : past and future / Shale Horowitz
Summary Changing national identities have transformed the China-Taiwan and Korean conflicts. Democratization in Taiwan and South Korea, and liberalization in China, have forced leaders to compete for popular legitimacy by appealing to national identities. Along with the collapse of the Soviet Union, these contested national identities have been the main factors driving change in the conflicts?pushing China and Taiwan inexorably apart and toward a showdown, while helping to prop up what appeared to be a mortally wounded North Korea. This explains why one U.S. ally, Taiwan, becomes more hawkish, while the other, South Korea, becomes more dovish. U.S. foreign policy is struggling to adjust
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Conflict management -- East Asia.
National security -- East Asia.
Far East -- Foreign relations.
Far East -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Heo, Uk, 1962-
Horowitz, Shale Asher.
Tan, Alexander C.
LC no. 2006050670
ISBN 0230603130