Introduction: By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim and Frank Cibulka Chapter 1: In Search of the Relevant Past: China and Southeast Asia Forty Years Ago by Frank Cibulka Chapter 2: Myanmar-China Relations Under President Xi Jinping by Narayanan Ganesan Chapter 3: Beijing, Bangkok, and Provinces: Continuity and Change in Thailand's Policies of the China-initiated High-Speed Railway Development (2011-2018) by Trin Aiyara Chapter 4: The Connectivity Potential and Vulnerabilities of Laos: Case Study of a Land-locked Southeast Asian Node in the Belt and Road Initiative by Tai Wei Lim Chapter 5: Cambodia's Changing Landscape: Rhetoric and Reality by Teri Shaffer Yamada Chapter 6: The Eastern Sea (Bien Dong) in the Era of Xi Jinping: Vietnam's Deliberations by William B. Noseworthy Chapter 7: A "Model" for ASEAN Countries?: Sino-Malaysian Relations during the Xi Jinping Era by Ngeow Chow-Bing Chapter 8: China and Singapore: From the Ancient to the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road by Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim Chapter 9: The Road to Brunei's Economic Diversification: Contemporary Brunei-China Relations by Stephen C. Druce and Abdul Hai Julay Chapter 10: Indonesia-China Relations Under President Xi Jinping by Bilveer Singh Chapter 11: The Philippines' Policy and Perspectives: A Shifting Strategic Stance towards China by Andrea Chloe Wong Chapter 12: Small Countries Do Matter in Diplomacy: China's Relations with Timor-Leste and Brunei Darussalam by Amrita Jash Afterword: China's Ascendency: ASEAN States Belt Up and Adapt for the Geopolitical Roller Coaster Ride by Victor R. Savage
Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim is research fellow with International Public Policy Pte. Ltd. Frank Cibulka is adjunct associate professor Zayed University in Abu Dhabi.
This is an updated and timely study of the changing relationship between China and Southeast Asian countries. The rapidly changing roles of the U.S. and China as superpowers in the region have led to unstable, but also unexpected, results. -- Prasenjit Duara, Duke University