East Asia is one of the world's most dynamic and diverse regions. In many ways it continues to become an increasingly coherent region through the inter-play of various integrative economic, political and socio-cultural processes. However, frictions and other forces such as globalisation are having an opposite effect. Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition explores the various inter-related pathways and pitfalls of East Asian regionalism, and presents a generally applicable analytical framework of regionalism based on the ‘coherence’ concept.
- East Asia, regionalism, regional economic integration, trade, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia