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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; ...

Constructivism: National Identity and Foreign Policy
Constructivism: national identity and foreign policy
Yong-Soo Eun
Introduction

Most scholars agree that socially constructed attributes, such as national identity, nationalism and history, matter a great deal in East Asian international relations. The fields of International Relations (IR) and area studies both contain a wealth of literature on the subject of East Asian identity and its implications for regional politics. Kingston (2015: 1), for example, notes that ‘nationalism appears to be rising in a renascent Asia, stoking tensions, aspirations, pride, and identity politics’. Similarly, Shin (2015: 189) observes that ‘historical memories and national identity’ shape Northeast Asian IR. As evidence, experts often cite the bilateral relationship ...

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