International Politics of Peaceful Power Transition

  • Authors: Hunjoon Kim, Jonghee Park, Doohwan Ahn, Jae-Ho Chung
  • Publication Date: March / 2016
  • Publisher: SNUPRESS

Few would disagree that the biggest challenge to US hegemony in the 21st century will be that of a rising China, and debates are ample on the possibility of the first transition of power—since the switch in positions of Britain and the US in the first half of the 20th century—from the US to China. The authors of this book stress the importance of establishing a new type of relationship between the two countries, point to China’s insistence on its “peaceful rise,” and call to avoid the repetition of tragic history. To this end, they analyze the implications of the peaceful transition of power between Britain and the US for US-China relations in the 21st century. Taking the 19th–20th century interactions between Britain and the US as an example for comparison, the book assesses the dynamics of the 21st century relationship between the US and China.