Cutting the Distance

Benefits and Tensions from the Recent Active Engagement of China, Japan, and Korea in Latin America

  • Nobuaki Hamaguchi
  • Jie Guo
  • Chong-Sup Kim

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Also part of the Kobe University Social Science Research Series book sub series (BRIEFSKUSSRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nobuaki Hamaguchi, Jie Guo, Chong-Sup Kim
    Pages 1-10
  3. Nobuaki Hamaguchi, Jie Guo, Chong-Sup Kim
    Pages 11-30
  4. Nobuaki Hamaguchi, Jie Guo, Chong-Sup Kim
    Pages 31-49
  5. Nobuaki Hamaguchi, Jie Guo, Chong-Sup Kim
    Pages 51-73
  6. Nobuaki Hamaguchi, Jie Guo, Chong-Sup Kim
    Pages 75-77
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 79-80

About this book


This book represents a valuable contribution to the study of Asia–Latin America relations from the unprecedented collaboration of leading Latin American specialists of China, Japan, and Korea, representing views from their respective countries. The academic literature on this topic remains quite limited in spite of rapid expansion of the interregional trade and investment and active engagements to institutionalize relationships in recent years. Especially, the views from Asian academic researchers have not been expressed often. This book reveals why the partnership between the two geographically distant regions has gained more importance recently. The authors also discuss some tensions arising from the intensifying relationship, including the concentration in a few commodities of Latin American exports and the competition of Latin American industry with Asian exports, as well as geopolitical problems.


Complementarity in production structure Global value chain Natural resource Chinese influence International trade Direct investment

Authors and affiliations

  • Nobuaki Hamaguchi
    • 1
  • Jie Guo
    • 2
  • Chong-Sup Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Institute for Economics and Business AdministrationKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.School of International StudiesPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Graduate School of International StudiesSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2434-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2435-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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