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East Asian Economic Integration: A China-ASEAN Perspective

Author: Wang Liqin

ISBN: 978-1-84464-362-2

Ebook ISBN: 9781844644032

Hardback-222 pages

Dec 31,2014


£65 €78 $98



This book reviews and analyses East Asian economic integration by looking at China-ASEAN economic relations and the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA). The book explores the economic relations between China and ASEAN after the Cold War ended, investigates China’s motives to establish the CAFTA (China-ASEAN Free Trade Area) and evaluates economic integration in East Asia, in which both China and ASEAN hold key roles. Much of the research is based upon interviews which the author conducted with key policy makers in China. After providing a theoretical framework and discussing methodology the author provides a background on economic cooperation between China and ASEAN from the 1980’s onwards. China’s role in trade and investment cooperation before and after 2001 is also analyzed as are China’s shifting motives for cooperating with ASEAN. The author also looks at the features and the future for East Asian economic integration. Much of the research is based on Chinese language sources which are not usually referred to in western works in this field.



Abstract Acknowledgement Abbreviation List of Tables and Figures Introduction 2 Literature 3 Theoretical Framework: CIT and Methodology: GTM 4 Background for Economic Cooperation between China and ASEAN from the 1980s onward 5 China’s Role in Trade Cooperation with ASEAN before and after 2001 6 China’s Role in Investment Cooperation with ASEAN before and after 2001 7 China’s Motives for Shifting its Attitude towards Economic Cooperation with ASEAN 8 East Asian Economic Integration: Features and Future 9 Conclusion Bibliography Interviewee


About the Author:

Liqin, WANG, joined the lecturing staff at the School of Political Science and International Relations, Tongji University in 2012. Previously, she got her Ph.D. from the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, the United Kingdom (2008/09-2012/01). Her main research interests are in the field of international political economy (IPE) with a special interest in trade and investment in East Asia (with a particular focus on China and ASEAN) and the economic integration in East Asia. Her main theoretical and analytical interests lie in (neo) liberal institutionalism, policy analysis of China (with a special focus on economic diplomacy) and varieties of regionalism/regionalization in East Asia.

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