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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.

American Foreign Relations and East Asia
American foreign relations and East Asia
Bruce Cumings

I want to discuss two tendencies in America's relationship to the world, the first being internationalism or Atlanticism, the particular tendency that has high expression, for example, in the ‘special relationship’ between the United States and the UK. The other tendency is usually labeled isolationism, but I prefer provincialism, or perhaps, for much of the 19th century, continentalism. It was this second tendency that first brought the United States into contact with East Asia; later, in the 20th century, it would be labeled ‘Asia-first’. In other words, continentalism was expansionist, but away from Europe, toward the Pacific ...

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