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Identity and Change in East Asian Conflicts

The Cases of China, Taiwan, and the Koreas

Editors: Horowitz, S., Heo, U., Tan, A. (Eds.)

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This book examines the changing national identities that are transforming East Asia - pushing China and Taiwan apart and toward a showdown, while propping up a weakened North Korea. Accomplished contributors analyze the dynamics and the U.S.'s policy response.

About the authors

SHALE HOROWITZ is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.

UK HEO is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.

ALEXANDER C. TAN is Associate Professor of and Reader in Comparative Politics, and the Political Science Program Director in the School of Political Science and Communications at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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"The break-up of the Yugoslav federation, civil war and genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, consolidation of the European Union, and the phenomenon of Islamic fundamentalism are all symptomatic of the importance of identity politics in contemporary world affairs. While most current scholarly and policy discourse tends to frame international and intranational conflicts in terms of clashes of interests, there is much to be said about these interests themselves being constructed from the relevant groups' self-identities and their identification (or the lack thereof) with their counterparts: interests are derivative of identities. This volume takes on the important topic of evolving identities across the Taiwan Strait and on the Korean peninsula, and offers a penetrating series of analyses that goes beyond the current headlines."

- Steven Chan, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

"This fascinating volume is a major contribution to the literature on national identity. Focusing on identity reformation/change in one of the world's most dynamic regions, East Asia, this book shows how changes in political institutions interact with internal and international events to change national identities and conceptions of national interests. Such changes have destabilized the long-frozen, Cold War-era conflicts between China and Taiwan and between the Koreas, making them much more difficult to control. To understand these fast-changing conflicts and the current struggles of U.S. foreign policy, policy-makers, scholars, and students alike should read this book."

- Suisheng Zhao, Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, and author of A Nation-State by Construction: Dynamics of Modern Chinese Nationalism

"Analysts and commentators regularly cite East Asian national identities and identity crises as driving the region's conflicts, but do not specify how. This book goes well beyond simply taking note of the identity dimension. By making it the central element of a reevaluation of the East Asian security situation, this book provides a deeper understanding of the international politics of this crucial region today."

- Patrick Morgan, Tierney Chair in Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine"Recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Democratization and National Identity in the China-Taiwan and Korean Conflicts

    Horowitz, Shale (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • The Evolution of China’s National Interest: Implications for Taiwan

    Moody, Peter R., Jr.

    Pages 27-48

  • Taiwan: Political and National Security of Becoming “Taiwanese“

    Stockton, Hans

    Pages 49-70

  • Economic Integration between China and Taiwan: No Spillover into the Identity and Security Realms

    Clark, Cal

    Pages 71-90

  • Explaining U.S. Policy toward China and Taiwan

    Redd, Steven B.

    Pages 91-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Identity and Change in East Asian Conflicts
Book Subtitle
The Cases of China, Taiwan, and the Koreas
Editors
  • S. Horowitz
  • U. Heo
  • A. Tan
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60313-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230603134
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7787-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53788-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
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