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Nick Bisley

Nick Bisley

Nick Bisley is Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University and a Visiting Fellow at the East–West Center, Washington, DC. His research and teaching expertise is in the International Relations of East Asia, globalisation, and the diplomacy of great powers. His most recent book is Great Powers in the Changing International Order (2012).

Nick Bisley reviews ' Rivals: How the power struggle between China, India and Japan will shape our next decade' by Bill Emmott and 'The New Asian Hemisphere: The irresistible shift of global power to the east’ by Kishore Mahbubani

July–August 2008, no. 303 01 July 2008
The world bank’s 1993 report, The East Asian Miracle, conveyed the quasi-religious awe prompted by the economic progress of many East Asian societies in the last quarter of the twentieth century. While somewhat self-serving (it was funded by Japanese money), it set the tone for much of the political and economic analysis of East Asia in the 1990s and its prospects. With few exceptions, we were t ... (read more)

Nick Bisley reviews 'The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power' by Hugh White

November 2012, no. 346 26 October 2012
Figures released by the International Monetary Fund on 16 August 2010 revealed that China had overtaken Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. Within a generation it had gone from being an isolated society that could barely feed its own people to the largest producer of steel and concrete on the planet, a vital link in global production chains and, since 2008, the most important eng ... (read more)