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Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security

Denny Roy


Despite China's effort to maintain peace with its neighbors, its military and economic growth poses an undeniable threat. Regional states must account for a more powerful potential adversary in China, and China has become more ambitious in its efforts to control its surroundings. Historical baggage has only aggravated the situation as China believes it is reclaiming its rightful place after a time of weakness and mistreatment, and other Asia-Pacific countries remember all too well their encounter with Chinese conflict and domination. This book examines the benefits and consequences of a more p ... More

Keywords: security, China, Beijing, Chinese Communist Party, nationalism, South China Sea, North Korea, Asia-Pacific

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231159005
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231159005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Denny Roy, author
East-West Center