[A] provocative book.
(Steve Tsang Times Higher Education Supplement
[Kang] provocatively contends that China's aspirational rise will make the East Asian region more stable.
(Charles Burton Globe & Mail
A refreshing read... should be required reading for everyone concerned about the rise of China or East Asian international relations.
(Andrew Scobell, Texas A&M University Political Science Quarterly
Any serious student of Asia will find China Rising challenging, and will give that reader a good deal to consider--and perhaps rethink.
(John Frankenstein Far Eastern Economic Review
Clearly written and cogently argued, this book is essential reading for all audiences.
A very useful guide to international relations in the region today.
(Robert E. Bedeski Pacific Affairs
A refreshing, persuasive, and provocative book.
China Rising is genuinely exceptional.
(Jungmin Seo Korean Studies
China Rising offers an alternative approach to international relations in East Asia that ought to stimulate debate.
(Stefan Fergus East Asia
This is a very important book. It is essential and required reading for anyone interested in the impact China is having on international relations. Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, David C. Kang argues compellingly that a strong China is a stabilizing force in Asia. The book's important message deserves a full hearing precisely because its central argument undercuts much of the conventional wisdom in scholarly and policy circles.
(Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies, Cornell University 1900-01-00)