Geo-Politics in Northeast Asia focuses on the dynamics of Northeast Asia as a region. The chapters in this book offer a nuanced approach for understanding the geo-politics of this strategically critical area of the world.

Focusing on China, Japan, Russia, and the Koreas, as well as the involvement of the United States, the contributors to the volume offer a timely and critical analysis of Northeast Asia. They collectively emphasize the different scales at which the region holds significance, and particularly note how the region is often granted significance by local political forces as well as national interests. Borderlands and sub-regions are especially important in this perspective, and the contributors show both how regionalism influences the people living in these areas and how they in turn shape the political priorities of states. At the same time, the worsening of relations between Japan and the Koreas and the increasing assertiveness of both China and Russia make it essential to understand the dynamics of the region, as well as how they have changed during and following the Trump era.

Geo-Politics in Northeast Asia is essential reading for students and scholars of Political Geography, International Relations and Strategic Studies, as well as for those with a research focus on Northeast Asia, or the wider Asia-Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions.

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Geo-Politics in Northeast Asia
ByAkihiro Iwashita, Edward Boyle
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chapter 1|17 pages

Debunking the Myth of Northeast Asia

ByYong-Chool Ha, Akihiro Iwashita
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part Part I|61 pages

Reconsidering Geo-Political Pathways

chapter 2|24 pages

The Transformation of China in Northeast Asia Since 1990

From Regional Power to Global Power
ByYoshifumi Nakai
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chapter 3|18 pages

The Impact of the Donald Trump Presidency on Northeast Asia

ByYasuhiro Izumikawa
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chapter 4|17 pages

Crises for North Korea and Its Neighbors

ByMitsuhiro Mimura
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part Part II|61 pages

(B)ordering Society and the Region

chapter 5|25 pages

Maritime Challenges to the Northeast Asian Region

ByYuji Fukuhara
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chapter 6|19 pages

Chinese Land Deals and Migration in the Russian Far East

Positionality Changes in the Borderlands
ByNorio Horie
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chapter 7|15 pages

Exorcising Phantoms

Development at Border Islands in Northeast Asia
ByNaoki Amano
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part Part III|72 pages

A Shared Future?

chapter 8|14 pages

Competing Sovereignty Regimes Within Northeast Asia

ByMihoko Kato
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chapter 9|13 pages

Economic Integration in Northeast Asia from the 1990s

ByShinichiro Tabata
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chapter 10|16 pages

In Search of Northeast Asia's Least Common Denominator

Regional Issues Through the Lens of Political Culture
ByDavid Wolff
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chapter 11|14 pages

The Politics of (Mis)Trust in Northeast Asia

Social Inclusion, Empathy and Reconciliation
ByNaomi Chi
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chapter 12|13 pages


Reflecting on Regional Community in Northeast Asia
ByAkihiro Iwashita, Edward Boyle
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