THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER IN ASIA

THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER IN ASIA

By: Hayton, Bill

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A discerning account of simmering conflict in the South China Sea and why t he world can't afford to be indifferent China's rise has upset the global balance of power, and the first place to feel the strain is Beijing's back yard: the South China Sea. For decades te nsions have smoldered in the region, but today the threat of a direct confr ontation among superpowers grows ever more likely. This important book is t he first to make clear sense of the South Sea disputes. Bill Hayton, a jour nalist with extensive experience in the region, examines the high stakes in volved for rival nations that include Vietnam, India, Taiwan, the Philippin es, and China, as well as the United States, Russia, and others. Hayton als o lays out the daunting obstacles that stand in the way of peaceful resolut ion. Through lively stories of individuals who have shaped current conflicts--businessmen, scientists, shippers, archaeologists, soldiers, diplomats, and more--Hayton makes understandable the complex history and contemporary reality of the South China Sea. He underscores its crucial importance as the passageway for half the world's merchant shipping and one-third of its oil and gas. Whoever controls these waters controls the access between Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and the Pacific. The author critiques various claims and positions (that China has historic claim to the Sea, for example), overturns conventional wisdoms (such as America's overblown fears of China's nationalism and military resur.

Title: THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER IN ASIA

Author Name: Hayton, Bill

Categories: Politics,

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2014

ISBN Number: 0300186835

ISBN Number 13: 9780300186833

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000042248