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China's HegemonyFour Hundred Years of East Asian Domination$
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Ji-Young Lee

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231179744

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231179744.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
China's Hegemony

Ji-Young Lee

Columbia University Press

This chapter introduces the puzzle of the book and then situates its importance in the larger international relations literature. The focus is on the emerging body of research “East Asia IR history.” The chapter presents the book’s central arguments in a nutshell before providing a brief description of the Chinese hegemonic order in early modern East Asia. It ends with a discussion of the structure of the book.

Keywords:   China’s rise, tribute system, East Asia, international relations, future of Asia, early modern East Asia, theory on hegemony

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