SNU Asia Center completed a research project focusing on the US and China’s foreign policy toward ASEAN and Southeast Asian nations. The project, which was supported by a small grant of the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, was carried for a period of three winter-months of 2010-2011 by a 7-member research team appointed by the Asia Center, headed and coordinated by Prof. Chung-Si Ahn, the Center’s visiting research fellow and Prof. Emeritus of SNU in political science. Six invited co-authors are Chang Jae Baik (SNU, focusing on US policy to Southeast Asia), Hee-Ok Lee (Sungkyunkwan Univ, on Chinese policy to Southeast Asia), Jong-Kil Kim (Inha Univ. comparing the US and China’a economic relations in Southeast Asia), Sung-Yoon Yang and Joon-Young Chang (Hankook Univ. of Foreign Studies, on History of China-Southeast Asian bilateral relations) and Bun- Soon Park (Sam Sung Economic Research Institute, on economic survey of Southeast Asian nations).
The output of the research project was published by the SNU Asia Center’s Southeast Asia Research Monograph, entilted as the US -China Relations in Southeast Asia and Korea’s Foreign Policy Agenda in March, 2011. The monograph is to be available for public access through the ROK Government site on sponsored research outlet website. (prism.go.kr/homegage/ put in here the right site address) and SNUAC home page (put it in here the http://snuac.snu.ac.kr/, look for the section for ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade )
Major research findings of the project is briefly highlighted by Professor Ahn herein:
1. The sudden and unprecedented rise of China in political, economic, and military terms of power projection in the world and Asia over the past two decades
The first and second chapter of the report by Prof. Ahn analyzed the rise of China and the US-China relations in the context of the .