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China's Hegemony: Four Hundred Years of East Asian Domination

China's Hegemony: Four Hundred Years of East Asian Domination

Lee, Ji-Young

Watching China's growing power and international prominence today, many have invoked China's imperial past to project Asia's future dominated by China. China's Hegemony shows that the Chinese-centered international order in Asia's past was not as Sinocentric as conventional wisdom suggests. Instead, throughout the early modern period, Chinese hegemony was accepted, defied, and challenged by its East Asian neighbors at different times, depending on these leaders' strategies for legitimacy among their own populations. This book demonstrates that Chinese hegemony and hierarchy were not an outcome

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Published La Vergne : Columbia University Press 2016
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ISBN: 0231542178, 9780231179744, 9780231542173
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Subject: East Asia Politics and government.; Diplomatic relations.; POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations Diplomacy.; East Asia.; Hegemony.; East Asia Foreign economic relations China.; Hegemony China History.; East Asia Foreign relations China.; China Foreign economic relations East Asia.; International economic relations.; Politics and government.; China; Hegemonie; China.; Ostasien; China Foreign relations East Asia.


  1. Table of Contents
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Understanding the Tribute System
  5. 2. Chinese Hegemonic Authority: A Domestic Politics Explanation
  6. 3. The Making of Ming Hegemony
  7. 4. The Imjin War (1592-1598)
  8. 5. The Making of Qing Hegemony
  9. Conclusion
  10. Notes
  11. Bibliography
  12. Index.