China, East Asia and the European Union specialist authors from both Europe and Asia reflect on the dynamic relationship between the three actors from an International Relations perspective. The book is a testimony to China’s seemingly unstoppable rise, both in the East Asian region and in the relationship with the EU and its member states. The authors investigate why the economic links between the European Union and East Asia have become so firmly established, while in comparison the political bond has remained underdeveloped. They conclude that the crises the EU is currently facing seriously affect its manoeuvring space vis-a-vis China and its neighbours, both economically and politically.
Contributors are: Ding Chun, Neil Duggan, Enrico Fardella, Frank Gaenssmantel, Tjalling Halbertsma, Daniel R Hammond, Jan van der Harst, Elisa Hörhager, Jing Jing, Werner Pascha, Sanne Kamerling, David Kerr, Silja Keva, Christopher K. Lamont, Li Junyang, Feng Liu, Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Nadya Stoynova, and Herman Voogsgeerd.
What is China's rightful place on the world stage? Will the world remain unipolar as signs of American decline appear to be mounting? How can China maintain a harmonious relationship with its neighbors? What does China intend to do with the new power and influence that appears to be at its disposal? In light of emergent post-2008 economic realities, how should China adjust its foreign economic relations? This volume, the first of its kind, gathers a collection of translations of influential essays, talks, and papers on Chinese foreign policy, national security, and foreign economic relations written by Chinese elites. Many papers have also served as propositions for policy prescriptions to China's leaders, the vast majority of which have to date only been available in Chinese.
Asia has emerged as the centre of international conflict and change in the post-war era. In Europe the post-cold war approach is to adjust East-West power relationships without disturbing the territorial status quo, and to conduct foreign policy according to classical European principles of compromise and compensation. Asians are newcomers in world affairs. Asian diplomatic traditions differ from European ones, and there are many border disputes and power rivalries. The idea of 'Asia' was created by Europeans for Europeans and it led to Western dominance of Asia. From colonial subjects, Asians have become important players in military, economic and diplomatic affairs. To understand the Asian dimension of contemporary world affairs we need to take a fresh look at Asian diplomatic ideas and practices. This volume brings together recognised experts to explain the imperatives and external policies of different types of Asian states.
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Asian Interactions
Crossroads is designed as an international forum for contributions related to the analysis of exchange relations, connections and interactions across the Asian world. The “Asian World” in this context connotes not only the (Eur-)Asian continent and countries in adjacent maritime spaces, such as the Indian Ocean or the Asia-Pacific, but regions elsewhere that are connected to Asia through trade, politics, science and knowledge transfer, diffusion of ideas, culture, migration, etc. These connections can be continental (overland) or maritime (overseas), bilateral or multilateral, as well as empirical or imaginary. The journal welcomes contributions that offer new insights into the history of Asian connections and interactions, employing disciplinary or interdisciplinary frameworks, analysing archaeological, textual, oral, visual, or other sources, and can range from historical studies to contemporary topics.
The journal was formerly entitled
Crossroads — Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World 縱横 — 東亞世界交流史研究 クロスロード — 東アジア世界の交流史研究.
『크로스로드: 아시아세계의 교류관계에 관한 학제간 연구 저널』 『크로스로드』는 아시아 세계의 교류관계, 연결 및 상호 작용을 분석하는 연구들을 증진하기 위한 국제적 학술포럼입니다. 여기서 “아시아 세계”란 아시아 (혹은 유라시아) 대륙 및 인도양이나 아시아 태평양 등의 인접 해양 지대에 있는 국가들을 비롯해, 무역, 정치, 과학과 지식의 전파, 사상과 문화의 확산, 이주 등을 통해 연결된 모든 지역을 포괄합니다. 이들의 교류관계는 실제적 관계 혹은 상상을 통한 연결, 대륙 (육로) 또는 해상 (해로) 공간을 통한 교류, 양자 간 또는 다자간 연결관계를 모두 포함합니다. 연구 범위로 역사 연구로부터 현대에 관련된 주제를 망라하는 이 저널은 전문분야 혹은 학제 간 연구방법을 활용하고 고고학, 문서, 구두, 미술 사료 등의 다양한 사료의 분석을 통해 아시아 사회들의 교류 및 상호작용의 역사에 대한 새로운 통찰력을 제공하는 논문의 기고를 환영합니다.