Tung-Chieh Tsai's research while affiliated with National Chung Hsing University and other places

Publications (4)

Article
Full-text available
Despite the signing of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between mainland China and Taiwan in 2010, Taiwan’s future status in the field of Asian regional integration remains unclear. While Taiwan remains outside the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), China’s rise and continu...
Article
Following the rise of China, the rise of India has also become the focus of global attention. The US National Intelligence Council (NIC) has concluded that the emergence of China and India as new players on the global stage, similar to a united Germany in the nineteenth century and a powerful United States in the early twentieth century, will trans...
Article
Full-text available
Since the 1990s, alongside China’s economic growth, the international community has fostered a general anxiety towards a “China threat.” In order to relieve itself from suspicion, China adopted the dual strategies of “harmonious worldview” and “good neighbor policy.” The strategies led to the use of soft power in China’s foreign policy. China aimed...
Article
Despite numerous published writings on China's regional role, the world still knows very little about Beijing's perception and strategy. This article seeks to make an intellectual contribution in understanding China's foreign policy and its efforts to participate in East Asian integration. This article argues that under the rhetoric of peaceful dev...

Citations

... 15. Although the 'diplomatic truce' with Beijing enabled Taiwan to largely maintain its existing diplomatic relations during the Ma years and develop Taiwan's substantive relations through trade agreements and people-to-people relations such as student exchanges with ASEAN members, Taiwan was still cut out from regional economic integration at the multilateral level (Atkinson, 2014;Bing, 2017;Tsai & Liu, 2017;Tsang, 2012). 16. ...
... It often lacks even a well-developed definition. This can best be exemplified in the extensive number of studies aimed at understanding China, and comprehending its rise and diplomatic strategy (Gill and Huang 2006;Cho and Jeong 2008;Breslin 2009;Lee 2009;Holyk 2011;Lai and Lu 2012;Liu and Tsai 2014;Kim 2015;Li 2015), as well as analyzing its normative power (Callahan and Barabantseva 2011), the attractiveness of its national model (Ramo 2004;Cho and Jeong 2008) or the economic system as a successful alternative to the US/Western democratic neoliberal system (Huang and Ding 2006;Ding 2008). These studies focus on the perceived role of an often undefined concept, often simply based on Nye's work without more comprehensive elaboration or focus. ...
... Modern China has witnessed successful economic reforms since the 1980s which enhanced its clout and switched the country's strategic ambitions from time immemorial to craft its existence to the current targets of safeguarding steady financial growth. The change demarcates an essential shift for China, changing from a closed country to a developing one that has irretrievably incorporated it into the globalized world (Tsai, 2015). In the mid-1980s Beijing began to reorient its military strategy from the mainland and coastal defense to an outward power jutting capacity by sea power modernization to build a blue-water navy. ...
... For its part, ASEAN indeed has helped to catalyze and sustain closer cooperation on numerous political and economic realms, delivering, as a "norm entrepreneur," a fair share of its regional responsibilities, and generating and diffusing standards for a more harmonious regional coexistence (Allison-Reumann 2017; Kim 2012). Nevertheless, it is also observed that the several decade-long ASEAN-centric regional experience has fallen short of leading to a viable political and economic community in East Asia (Tsai and Liu 2013). ASEAN's success has not been translated into comprehensive regionalization as it has not led to the emergence of a deeper regional identity to form an association of East Asian nations (Ravenhill 2009). ...