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China and Vietnam

the politics of asymmetry

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In their three thousand years of interaction, China and Vietnam have been through a full range of relationships. Twenty-five years ago they were one another's worst enemies; fifty years ago they were the closest of comrades. Five hundred years ago they each saw themselves as Confucian empires; fifteen hundred years ago Vietnam was a part of China. Throughout all these fluctuations the one constant has been that China is always the larger power, and Vietnam the smaller. China has rarely been able to dominate Vietnam, and yet the relationship is shaped by its asymmetry. The Sino-Vietnamese relationship provides the perfect ground for developing and exploring the effects of asymmetry on international relations. Womack develops his theory in conjunction with an original analysis of the interaction between China and Vietnam from the Bronze Age to the present.

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In their three thousand years of interaction, China and Vietnam have been through a full range of relationships. Twenty-five years ago they were one another's worst enemies; fifty years ago they were the closest of comrades. Five hundred years ago they each saw themselves as Confucian empires; fifteen hundred years ago Vietnam was a part of China. Throughout all these fluctuations the one constant has been that China is always the larger power, and Vietnam the smaller. China has rarely been able to dominate Vietnam, and yet the relationship is shaped by its asymmetry. The Sino-Vietnamese relationship provides the perfect ground for developing and exploring the effects of asymmetry on international relations. Womack develops his theory in conjunction with an original analysis of the interaction between China and Vietnam from the Bronze Age to the present.

Table of Contents

General overview
Part One: Basic structure
The parameters of China's external posture
Vietnam's basic parameters
The politics of asymmetry
Part Two: The relational dynamic
From the beginnings to Vietnamese independence
Unequal empires
The brotherhood of oppression
Lips and teeth: 1949-1975
Illusions of victory: 1975-1990
From normalization to normalcy
Change and structure in asymmetry.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
327.510597/09
Library of Congress
DS740.5.V5 W65 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3397550M
ISBN 10
0521853206, 0521618347
LC Control Number
2005010534
Library Thing
4185968
Goodreads
4188808
923246

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