Contingent States: Greater China And Transnational Relations by William A. CallahanContingent States: Greater China And Transnational Relations by William A. Callahan

Contingent States: Greater China And Transnational Relations

byWilliam A. Callahan

Hardcover | August 26, 2004

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In the 1990s, Greater China became the subject of debate as the site of either the danger of the "China threat" or the promise of Confucian capitalism. William A. Callahan argues that Greater China presents challenges not only to economic and political order but also to international relations theory. In fact, Greater China, though absent from geopolitical maps and international law, is very much present in economic and cultural exchange and exemplifies the contingent state of international politics. Callahan deconstructs the mainstream geopolitical and political-economic understandings of Greater China, tracing its emergence through an ethnographic analysis of four political "problems" in East Asia: the South China Sea disputes, Sino-Korean relations, the return of Hong Kong, and cross-straits relations. Callahan shows how bureaucrats, outlaws, tycoons, academics, workers, politicians, and hooligans alike produce Greater China through networks of relations in local, national, regional, global, and transnational space.
Title:Contingent States: Greater China And Transnational RelationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 9 × 5.88 × 1 inPublished:August 26, 2004Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816643997

ISBN - 13:9780816643998