: The South Pacific: China's New Frontier (B Lintner); The Software of China-Pacific Islands Relations (R Croccombe); Sino-Pacifica: China's Extra-Territorial Influence Over the Pacific Chinese (J To); Rising Chinese Influence in the South Pacific (T Shie); Big Trouble in Little Chinatown, Australia, Taiwan, and the April 2006 Post-Election Riot in Solomon Islands (J Atkinson); China: Stumbling Through the Pacific (F Hanson); New Zealand, the Pacific and China: The Challenges Ahead (A-M Brady & J Henderson); China's Asia Strategy and the South Pacific (P Saunders); The Security Implications of Cross-strait Competition in the South Pacific from a Taiwanese Perspective (C-Y Lin); Grand Strategy, Soft Power and Hegemonic Rise: A Critique of 'China Threat' in the South Pacific (J Yang).
It provides valuable insight into China's role in today's world and reasonable speculation on how that role might evolve in the coming decades. An unexpected and perhaps unintended strength of the book is its potential to be useful to those of us who teach the history of imperialism and sometimes struggle to come up with substantial reading materials appropriate for undergraduates on what forms imperialism takes in the contemporary world. This book is a worthwhile read that provides a fresh and welcome perspective about a country that is daily in the news and how it operates in the South Pacific. -- East Asian Integration Reviews "East Asian Integration Reviews"