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Maritime Asia vs. Continental Asia

Maritime Asia vs. Continental Asia

National Strategies in a Region of Change

Shiraishi Takashi
Translated by Paul Warham

Published Titles / Political Science

Published by Lynne Rienner Publishers | ISBN 978-1-62637-945-9 (Hardcover) | 215 pages | 229mm (h) x 152mm (w) | March 2021

About the Book

Shiraishi Takashi reflects on the diplomatic challenges facing the countries of Asia in today's geopolitical order, exploring historical context, long-term trends, and current strategies.

The tectonic shifts in the global order are having a particularly dramatic impact in Asia, with its combined economy now larger than that of either North America or Europe. As he explores the nature of that impact, Shiraishi highlights the diversity of Asia (focusing on the ASEAN countries, China, and Japan) and the national strategies that have resulted from these differences. One key question that he addresses: What accounts for the divide between the maritime states and the countries of mainland Asia?

Shiraishi's incisive analysis, combining a discussion of international relations with a consideration of Asia's varying political cultures, sheds light on current affairs in the vast region from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean and beyond.

About the Author


Shiraishi Takashi is chancellor of the Prefectural University of Kumamoto and also professor emeritus at Japan's National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). He previously served, among many other senior posts, as president of GRIPS, president of the Institute of Developing Economies (JETRO), and Ritsumeikan University Professor.




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Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報

海洋アジアvs.大陸アジア: 日本の国家戦略を考える

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