Get Your Free Audiobook

  • Asian Waters

  • The Struggle over the South China Sea and the Strategy of Chinese Expansion
  • By: Humphrey Hawksley
  • Narrated by: Rufus Wright
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

Non-member price: $22.78

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Few territories are as hotly contested as the western Pacific Ocean. Across the 1.5 million square mile expanse of the East and South China Sea, six countries lay overlapping claims that date back centuries. China, Vietnam, Korea and Indonesia assert their right to trade routes, deploying military garrisons to defend disputed territories while Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines resist their expansion. But no single government can face a superpower such as China alone, and as the country extends its reach, less powerful states look to the United States for diplomatic mediation, creating an American security umbrella that stretches across the Asia-Pacific, nicknamed the 'American Lake'. These conditions produce an unstable cocktail of competing interests and international tensions poised for conflict.

©2019 Humphrey Hawksley (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

More from the same

What listeners say about Asian Waters

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent overview of Asian geopolitics

In-depth analysis of the history leading to the current state of affairs in Asia. Well read and easy to follow.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.