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Author Hawksley, Humphrey, author.

Title Asian waters : the struggle over the South China Sea & the strategy of Chinese expansion / Humphrey Hawksley.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The Overlook Press, [2018]


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations, maps
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Note 15 color images and 5 maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-269) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Part 1: China. The story of a South China Sea fisherman ; The Great Wall of the sea ; Wars that never end ; Chinese islands -- Part 2: Southeast Asia. A tapestry of values ; The Philippines: a precarious tightrope ; Asian democracy: why I didn't shoot the president ; Vietnam: don't mess with us -- Part 3: South Asia. India: the violence of poverty ; India, Pakistan, and the bomb ; Where is India's Monroe doctrine? -- Part 4: East Asia. Japan: Asia's first industrial power ; The United States: war games and black swans ; North Korea: the moon landing and the Beatles ; The technology race: cyberwarfare and warfare in space ; Taiwan: a divided family ; The heart of the matter -- Part 5: great power status. A parallel world order ; Who is in charge? ; A fault-line gamble.
Summary "In the sphere of future global politics, no region will be as hotly contested as the Asia-Pacific, where great power interests collide amid the mistrust of unresolved conflicts and disputed territory. This is where authoritarian China is trying to rewrite international law and challenge the democratic values of the United States and its allies. The lightning rods of conflict are remote reefs and islands from which China has created military bases in the 1.5-million-square-mile expanse of the South China Sea, a crucial world trading route that this rising world power now claims as its own. No other Asian country can take on China alone. They look for protection from the United States, although it, too, may be ill-equipped for the job at hand. If China does get away with seizing and militarizing waters here, what will it do elsewhere in the world, and who will be able to stop it? In Asian Waters, award-winning foreign correspondent Humphrey Hawksley breaks down the politics--and tensions--that he has followed through this region for years. Reporting on decades of political developments, he has witnessed China's rise to become one of the world's most wealthy and militarized countries, and delivers in Asian Waters the compelling narrative of this most volatile region. Can the United States and China handle the changing balance of power peacefully? Do Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan share enough common purpose to create a NATO-esque multilateral alliance? Does China think it can even become a superpower while making an enemy of America? If so, how does it plan to achieve it? Asian Waters delves into these topics and more as Hawksley presents the most comprehensive and accessible analysis ever of this region"--Jacket.
Subject South China Sea -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Strategic aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- South China Sea -- Strategic aspects.
Territorial waters -- Southeast Asia.
Conflict management -- South China Sea.
South China Sea -- International status.
China -- Foreign relations.
LAW -- International.
LAW -- Maritime.
Conflict management. (OCoLC)fst00874778
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
International law. (OCoLC)fst00976984
Territorial waters. (OCoLC)fst01148085
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
South China Sea. (OCoLC)fst01244526
Southeast Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240499
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Territorialer Anspruch.
Südchinesisches Meer -- Region.
United States.
Other Form: Print version: Hawksley, Humphrey. Asian waters. First edition. New York, N.Y. : The Overlook Press, [2018] 9781468314786 (OCoLC)992743373
ISBN 9781468314793 (electronic book)
1468314793 (electronic book)
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