The Newsletter 68 Summer 2014

Encountering a new economic powerhouse

Emilian Kavalski

Reviewed publication:
Kueh, Y.Y. 2012. Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China’s Ascendance, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, ISBN 9789888083824 (cloth)

Grasping the nascent international agency of regional powers with global aspirations has become a dominant topic in the study of world aff airs. The rash of attention for the emergent dynamics of international interactions has been facilitated by the break-up of the Cold War order, which has allowed a number of actors to extend their international roles and outreach. In this respect, thinking about the shifting contexts of global politics has often gravitated towards the realms of fi ction and fantasy.