, whose nuclear ambitions seem to threaten the security and stability in North-eastAsia. A nuclear arsenal based in a neighbouring state would challenge any Westphalian model, let alone China’s proclaimed wish to respect national sovereignties. The possibility that Japan and South Korea would also acquire independent nuclear capabilities in response to the current threat could radically alter the current geopolitical balance. It may be a case where ‘coercive diplomacy’, though ostensibly denied, may be forcefully applied.
Much of the current government
naturally become increasingly critical, he concluded. France had never stopped competing with Britain. Once, they had battled each other in North America and India. By the mid-nineteenth century, their rivalry had moved to Southeast and EastAsia.
France grabbed the opportunity and quickly annexed southern Vietnam in 1862, when China was pre-occupied with the Taiping Rebellion and the Second Opium War; this would become the basis of the French empire in Asia. Northern Vietnam is more complicated as it borders the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Guangxi; if the
: Stanford University Press, 1957).
6 Shen Yunlong, ed., Chouban Yiwu Shimuo Tongzhi Chao (Taibei: Wenhai Chubanshe, 1971), vol. 25, pp. 2491–2494.
7 Sang Bing (translated by Minghui Hu and Joshua A. Fogel), ‘Japan and Liang Qichao’s Research in the Field of National Learning’, in Joshua A. Fogel, ed., The Role of Japan in Liang Qichao’s Introduction of Modern Western Civilization to China (Berkeley: Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of EastAsian Studies, University of California, 2004), pp. 177–202.
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world. The designers, salesman and agents who worked for Netherfield Mill were constantly on the go, either visiting customers in their home offices and design studios or taking sample orders from them at international shows. After the New Millennium, the calendar proved more demanding as trade shows proliferated, particularly in EastAsia. In 2004, for example, Première Vision China was launched in Shanghai to provide fabric mills with greater access to Asian customers. 2
As globalisation advanced, stories about origins—the local, the regional and the
triumph of EastAsia as a manufacturing centre. The mill ventured into heritage-informed design in the 1980s, when middle-class consumers still used clothing as a demarcation of social class, but in more recent years has adapted vintage styling to the higher end of the market, where better-off consumers look for historical anchors to moor them in an uncertain global world. The mill’s recent successes with heritage branding and co-branding owe much to the West’s growing nostalgia for the motifs of its own past, which is a response to globalisation, albeit a relatively
had expected with his ‘German armament campaign’. In 1951 France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Paris. This treaty established the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the first transnational institution in Europe and a first move towards tighter European integration.
In Asia, the USA intensified its efforts to contain communist influence. The USA began to rebuild and rearm Japan. Also, it began to organize new alliance systems in the Pacific and in South EastAsia. 8
Superpower arms race
thrives, as illustrated by Libya and Syria. Concern about colour revolution is often related, therefore, to concern about international terrorism and groups, essentially, according to Putin, ‘terrorist armies’ that receive ‘tacit and sometimes even open support from some countries’, take active part in conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. 16
The second set of concerns relates more to the possible eruption of conflict and war. As noted in the Introduction, in 2014 Putin suggested that Moscow saw a ‘sharp increase in the likelihood of a whole set of violent
In the period when most of the international programmes were dedicated to development, war relief certainly did not disappear from humanitarianism’s sphere of action, as we have seen in aid operations for the civilians fleeing armed conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa between the 1940s and 1950s. In this area of intervention, new parties established themselves that identified in humanitarian commitment a tool with which to claim the independence of the colonial territories or to assert the full sovereignty of the newly constituted
, South EastAsia Community Observatory (SEACO) is a generic research platform capable of supporting a wide range of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research in the clinical and biomedical sciences, the social sciences, economics, education and environmental sciences. Pascale is using the platform for longitudinal life-course monitoring of health and well-being at a population level. She feels that traditional methods of collecting data, which typically involve interviews at specific points in time, would offer a limited perspective, since interviewees often
in Chinese Thinking on Democracy and Human Rights (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
52 Philippe Le Corre (translated by Susan Emanuel), China’s Offensive in Europe (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2016); Tom Miller, China’s Asian Dream: Empire Building Along the New Silk Road (London: Zed Books, 2017).
53 Sherman Cochran and Paul G. Pickwicz, eds, China on the Margins (Ithaca: Cornell University EastAsia Program, 2010); Thomas Mullaney, Coming to Terms With the Nation: Ethnic Classification in Modern China (Berkeley