China’s influence stretches unstoppably like a shadow over Southeast Asia, where geographical proximity to Beijing is both a blessing and a curse.
“In the Dragon’s Shadow” (All’ombra del dragone, add editore, 2022) outlines the history of the relationship between the nations of the region and China, and the current geopolitical situation, analyzing every area of this relationship: economic, political, military and cultural. As China seeks to restore Asia’s former status as the dominant power, the countries of Southeast Asia face an increasingly complex choice: thrive within its orbit or languish outside it. Meanwhile, as rival powers, including the United States, take concerted action to curb Chinese ambitions, the region has emerged as a crucial area of strategic competition.
Sebastian Strangio explores the impact of the rise of China, and the weight of this scenario for future global power balances, discussing his book together with Giuseppe Gabusi (T.wai & University of Turin).
The book launch is accessible online on Webex or in Turin in classroom C1 at the Luigi Einaudi Campus (Lungo Dora Siena 100).