Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

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06“This superb bunch of essays shows what sort of interaction of East Asian countries has been evolving in subtle yet profound ways. By examining an extensive set of issues, the authors persuasively report that East Asia is a bit more ripe for cooperation than for rivalry.”―Mike Mochizuki, Director with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

“Analyses of regionalism in East Asia frequently oscillate between gleefully negative realist analyses in the primacy of nationalism and breathlessly naïve constructivist assertions from the inevitability of regionalism. By contrast, Remapping East Asia can be a thoughtful collection that eschews initial theoretical positions for measured, empirically rich, and theoretically nuanced reflections around the complex as well as times contradictory nature from the contemporary regional project in East Asia. T. J. Pempel with the exceptional colleagues should be commended.”―Richard Higgott, University of Warwick, Editor, The Pacific Review

“T. J. Pempel with his fantastic colleagues supply a vivid and original portrait associated with an East Asian region ‘under construction’ along with the diverse actors who’re creating it.”―Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego

“This engaging and important collection highlights the non-state reasons for regional cooperation in East Asia and gives a fresh perspective about the debate over whether Asia’s future will likely be characterized more by conflict or harmony.”―Michael Mastanduno, Rockefeller Professor of Government, Dartmouth College –This text means the Paperback edition.

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