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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; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

Non-Western Realism
Non-Western realism
Zheng Yongnian Liu Bojian

The development of realist theory in international relations (IR) has, since Thucydides and Machiavelli, long been buttressed by the interactions of Great Powers in politics and intellectual debates in the West, while East Asia1 could mostly be treated less as intellectual fountainhead, than as a data pool for an empirical test. Nevertheless, in the contemporary era, with the trend of the East Asian renaissance restoring the region's past prosperity as a world center, with frequent inter-state tensions known to be ‘ripe for rivalry’, a number of prominent Western realists have been shifting away from Western-centric scholarship toward ...

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