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Inter-regionalism in a new era
Julie Gilson

and the continuing rise of Chinese power (Ling, 2013). Since that time, Europe too has begun to reconsider the state of its own relations with East Asia, and some observers witness the start of a pivot by the European Union (EU) towards East Asia (see, for example, Casarini, 2013; Ungharo, 2012). This view has enjoyed high-level support, not least from EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, who stated that: “I have always been convinced that we should together pivot to Asia, the US and the EU” (cited in Twining, 2015). Similarly, at a “Friends of Europe

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific
Renato Cruz De Castro

partnership. It addresses these two corollary problems: What are the external and domestic factors that account for the increasing security cooperation between the Philippines and Japan? And what is the state of this security partnership? It also looks into these related issues: What is the origin of the Philippine–Japan security partnership? How has China’s maritime expansion in East Asia affected the security policies of these two countries? What are the components of the Philippine–Japan security cooperation? And finally, how will this security partnership evolve over

in Japan's new security partnerships
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Neil Collins and Andrew Cottey

Organisation and the various Asian and East Asian frameworks for cooperation, generate mutual interests between China, the US and Asian states which make armed conflict between them unlikely and counter-balance pressures for strategic competition (Ikenberry 2008). If China becomes a liberal democracy, it may even become part of the zone of democratic peace – within which wars have become inconceivable – with the major Western powers. Liberalism’s focus on domestic politics, however, also directs attention to an alternative scenario: if China descends into extreme

in Understanding Chinese politics
Paul Darby, James Esson, and Christian Ungruhe

partnership, as in John's case, or with the help of intermediaries or as part of a self-organised journey, moving abroad is evidently a key node in their career trajectory and, as outlined in Chapter 5 , marks the moment when a young person's dream of ‘becoming a somebody’ seemingly materialises. However, arriving in Europe, South-East Asia or elsewhere is far from the end point of a player's journey. Rather, reaching what is often perceived in young players’ imaginations as the football Eldorado is seldom the ticket to a smooth and successful future career trajectory

in African football migration
Acupuncture and the techno-politics of bodyscape
Wen-Hua Kuo

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. (Attributed to Pablo Picasso) Introduction: global acupuncture and bodies on treatment Acupuncture is an essential part of East Asian medicine. A peculiar way of diagnosing and treating people via meridians inside their bodies punctuated by regulatory points, it is a simple yet sophisticated art of healing that has been used

in Global health and the new world order
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French Indochina as a failed symbolic resource
John Hennessey

resistance of the colonized to this image. After describing the disappointed hopes for a lucrative trade with southern China that largely prompted France’s takeover of the Indochinese peninsula, this chapter will present an overview of the cyclical history of dreams and disappointment that kept the French in South-East Asia for the better part of a century. The Second Empire: the lure

in Imperial expectations and realities
Michael Rush

7 Crystallising the ‘Nordic turn’ in Japan and patriarchal decline in China Introduction Peng and Wong explained that ‘exceptionalism’ or ‘welfare laggardness’ within the East Asian model of welfare regimes was blamed on shared Confucian heritages and legacies of patriarchal fatherhood, which held back welfare state development: respect for education, filial piety, deference to authority, patriarchy, and above all the centrality of the family and kinship ties in social organisation – constrained the development of more western conceptions of the welfare state

in Between two worlds of father politics
The Tokugawa, the Zheng maritime network, and the Dutch East India Company
Adam Clulow and Xing Hang

confiscated, and most of its crew massacred, their bodies dumped overboard. Tokugawa officials had been dealing with violence on the sea lanes criss-crossing East Asia for years, but there was something different about this episode. The ship from Ryukyu had not been attacked by a European overseas enterprise like the Dutch East India Company operating with a flexible dispensation for privateering. Instead, it had been seized by vessels attached to the Zheng state on Taiwan.3 By 1672, when news of the vessel’s capture reached Nagasaki, Zheng Chenggong, who had evicted the

in A global history of early modern violence
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An industry in decline
Brenda M. King

antiquity, and references to the cloth trade can be found in Chinese, South East Asian and Islamic sources, all of which predate the arrival of Europeans as participants in the maritime Asian economy by centuries. 2 Sir George Watt refers to Greek texts that have details of Indian cloth

in Silk and empire
Frank Uekötter

There are many ways to lose a war. One of the more embarrassing ones is to run out of rubber. That prospect was haunting Americans in 1942 when the country was gearing up its war economy. In the months after Pearl Harbor, Japan had occupied the rubber plantations of South-east Asia, forcing the US to find other suppliers. The search turned into a frenzy. In March

in Sites of imperial memory