Engaging China is one of the first books to look at the responses of major international powers to the recent economic growth of China. Anyone interested in the financial fortunes of the Asia-Pacific region cannot afford to ignore the rise of China as an economic power since the 1970s. Economic growth coupled with increased military capability and spreading nationalism have gradually enhanced Chinas international profile. In an interesting mix of the empirical and theoretical, case studies from United States, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia illustrate Chinas developing position in the Asia-Pacific.
..." a series of excellent chapters on various Asian countries' policies toward China... Information like this is hard to find and welcome whether one is teaching Chinese foreign policy or simply trying to understand China's environment... breaks news ground in its effort to measure China's level of participation in the international security regime and the impact of that participation on China's behavior. "Political Science Quarterly, Winter 2001-2002."
..."a sophisticated review of the history of the problems posed by emerging new powers.authors then examine the ways in which the Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, the United States, and major international institutions have each separately sought to engage China.."
"The book succeeds in presenting a varied and complex picture of policy approaches by various powers toward China....Johnston and Ross raise several challenging questions that will be contemplated by many in the years to come....a well-written book...."Engaging China makes an important contribution to our understandding of the various engagement strategies pursued by many countries....The book is informative and though-provoking and is a 'must-read' for policy makers and scholars in the West as well as in Asia."
-Shiping Zheng, "University of Vermont