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Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Southeast Asia

David Shambaugh


After the end of the Cold War, it seemed as if Southeast Asia would remain a geopolitically stable region within the American imperious for the foreseeable future. In the last two decades, however, the re-emergence of China as a major great power has called into question the geopolitical future of the region and raised the specter of renewed great power competition. As this book shows, the United States and China are engaged in a broad-gauged and global competition for power. While this competition ranges across the entire world, it is centered in Asia, and here this text focuses on the ten co ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Southeast Asia, China, trade, diplomatic influence, ASEAN, United States, global competition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190914974
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190914974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Shambaugh, author
Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science, & International Affairs and the founding Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

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Part I The American Encounter with Southeast Asia

Part II The Chinese Encounter with Southeast Asia

Part III Southeast Asian Encounterswith America and China

Part IV The Future of Great Power Relations in Southeast Asia