This second edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook introduces students to the international politics of the Asia Pacific region since 1945. The new edition is completely updated with contemporary coverage of the economic crises and includes new chapters on: the current role of East Asia in world affairs prospects post-2000 the strengths and weaknesses of US dominance and the challenge of other powers prospects for and implications of an East Asian economic recovery.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Cold War 1945-1989 1. The Impact of the Cold War, and the Struggles for Independence, 1945-1954 2. The Application of Bipolarity, 1954-1970 3. The Period of Tripolarity, 1971-1989 4. The United States and the Asia Pacific 5. The Soviet Union/Russia and the Asia-Pacific 6. China and the Asia Pacific 7. Japan and the Asia Pacific Part 2: The Post-Cold War Period 8. The Era of American Pre-eminence Relations 9. The United States 10. China 11. Japan