US-China Rivalry and South Korea’s Strategy

  • Chaesung Chun
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Chaesung Chun cautions against realism’s pessimism when more optimistic outcomes of US-China rivalry are possible. South Korea needs to use middle power diplomacy together with ASEAN, Taiwan, Australia, and Japan to introduce norm-governed and multilevel engagement in East Asia. It also needs to adjust its bilateral relations with China and the USA to reflect new economic and strategic realities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chaesung Chun
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International RelationsSeoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Asian Security InitiativeEast Asian InstituteSeoulSouth Korea

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