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The Rise of China and the Changing East Asian Order

2002–2004

The prospect of a new, rapidly rising China poses both opportunities and challenges for the task of regional community building in Asia Pacific. China's rise has been met with ambivalent reactions from its neighboring countries in a region that is still struggling to establish a viable arrangement for regional governance that will contribute to economic development and political and security stability. With a view to building the Asia Pacific regional community, what is clearly needed for the establishment of a viable system of governance in the region is to engage in sustained joint intellectual efforts to develop a better understanding of these opportunities and challenges.

Under the joint leadership of three senior intellectual leaders in the region—Wang Jisi, director of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Ryosei Kokubun, Professor of Keio University, and Jusuf Wanandi of CSIS Jakarta—a major research project was organized in 2002 to study the opportunities and challenges that the rise of China as a regional power presents for the task of regional community-building. The joint task force consisted of emerging intellectual leaders from China, Japan, Korea, and several ASEAN countries. The participants discussed their preliminary paper drafts in Singapore on November 24-25, 2002, and then came together at the Eighth APAP Forum in Kunming, China, on March 21-23, 2003, to present the main themes of their research. Their papers were compiled as The Rise of China and the Changing East Asian Order and published in 2004.

Paper Writers

Greg Austin Visiting Senior Research Fellow, European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels
Chia Siow Yue Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs; Regional Coordinator, East Asian Development Network (EADN)
Sung-Hee Jwa President, Korea Economic Research Institute
Ryosei Kokubun Director, Center for Area Studies, Keio University
Geun Lee Assistant Professor, School of International and Area Studies, Seoul National University
Men Honghua Assistant Professor, Institute of International Strategy Studies, Central Party School, China
Noel Morada Executive Director, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, Philippines
Ni Feng Associate Professor, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Hideo Ohashi Professor, Department of Economics, Senshu University
Mari Pangestu Former Executive Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
Akio Takahara Professor, Department of Politics, Rikkyo University
Jusuf Wanandi Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Trustees, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
Wang Gungwu Director, East Asian Institute, Singapore
Wang Jisi Director, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Wang Rongjun Research Associate, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Yang Guangbin Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University