Studies of the Contemporary Asia Pacific

Series Editors:Tat Yan Kong (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) and Ramon Pacheco Pardo (King's College London, University of London)

This series is the flagship publication of the London Asia Pacific Centre for Social Science, based at SOAS, University of London and King's College London. ‘Peace and prosperity’ have underpinned the Asia Pacific region's rise in the international system since the end of the Cold War. This series seeks to understand the contemporary challenges to ‘peace and prosperity’. In particular, it seeks to understand the origins and dynamics of three issues, namely, the divergence between economic and social development as rapid growth has been accompanied by the worsening of relative disparities, the global constraints facing the region's export-led growth model, especially relations with the West, and the persistence of inter-state conflicts despite the necessity of closer regional integration. Based on these comparative and international guiding themes, this series seeks to publish original monographs and, when appropriate, edited volumes on the Asia-Pacific irrespective of the methodological approach. The aim of the series is to publish scholarly works that are both conceptually sophisticated and empirically well-informed. While addressing scholarly issues, it is hoped that the series will also appeal to wider audiences with an informed interest in the region.

Inquiries and submissions should be directed to Kenneth Yung or Yasmine Hung at Hong Kong University Press.

New Asian Disorder

New Asian Disorder

Rivalries Embroiling the Pacific Century

Edited by Lowell Dittmer