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Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power

by Bryan Tilt Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

China is home to half of the world’s large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against...

Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relations

by Danielle L. Chubb Columbia University Press (January 21, 2014)

In South Korea, debate over relations with the North is a contentious subject that transcends traditional considerations of physical and economic security. Political activists play a critical role in shaping...

Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

by Øystein Tunsjø Columbia University Press (October 29, 2013)

China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies for managing the international petroleum market, maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker...

Contemporary Japanese Politics: Institutional Changes and Power Shifts

by Tomohito Shinoda Columbia University Press (May 14, 2013)

Decentralized policy-making power in Japan had developed under the long reign of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In the1990s, institutional changes were introduced, fundamentally altering Japan’s modern...

Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security

by Denny Roy Columbia University Press (June 11, 2013)

Despites 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...

Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations

by Zheng Wang Columbia University Press (July 31, 2012)

How could the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) not only survive but even thrive, regaining the support of many Chinese citizens after the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 1989? Why has popular sentiment turned toward...

Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella

by Terence Roehrig Columbia University Press (September 05, 2017)

For close to sixty years, the United States has maintained alliances with Japan and South Korea that have included a nuclear umbrella, guaranteeing their security as part of a strategy of extended deterrence....

Strong Society, Smart State

by James Reilly Columbia University Press (October 11, 2011)

The rise of public opinion and its influence on Chinese foreign policy reveals a remarkable evolution in authoritarian responses to social turmoil. James Reilly shows how Chinese leaders have responded to popular...

Inside the Red Box

by Patrick McEachern Columbia University Press (December 21, 2010)

Traditional political models fail to account for North Korea's institutional politics, making the country's actions seem surprising or confusing when, in fact, they often conform to the regime's own logic. Drawing...

Beyond the Final Score

by Victor D. Cha Columbia University Press (December 30, 2008)

The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international...

The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online

by Guobin Yang Columbia University Press (June 01, 2009)

Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China, enabling users to organize, protest, and influence public opinion in unprecedented ways. Guobin Yang's pioneering study maps...

Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks

by James Clay Moltz Columbia University Press (December 13, 2011)

In contrast to the close cooperation among European states, Asian space activity is characterized by increasing rivalry. If current trends continue, this civilian space competition could become a military race....

Harmony and War: Confucian Culture and Chinese Power Politics

by Yuan-kang Wang Columbia University Press (December 06, 2010)

Confucianism has shaped a certain perception of Chinese security strategy, symbolized by the defensive, nonaggressive Great Wall. Many believe China is antimilitary and reluctant to use force against its enemies....

China and India: Prospects for Peace

by Jonathan Holslag Columbia University Press (December 23, 2009)

For all their spectacular growth, China and India must still lift a hundred million citizens out of poverty and create jobs for the numerous laborers. Both powers hope trade and investment will sustain national...

The Japan--South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States

by Brad Glosserman & Scott A. Snyder Columbia University Press (May 26, 2015)

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also US allies. However, despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity,...

Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea

by Sandra Fahy Columbia University Press (April 07, 2015)

Marching Through Suffering is a deeply personal portrait of the ravages of famine and totalitarian politics in modern North Korea since the 1990s. Featuring interviews with more than thirty North Koreans who...