This book is the first comprehensive exploration of the impact Brexit might have on both Britain’s and the EU’s role in a rising East Asia. From the internationalization of the renminbi to Hong Kong's fraught political status quo, and from former British colonies exploring their place in the world to America's place in East Asia in the Trump era, the EU plays an influential role in Asia today. However, much of this derives from Britain’s role and interests, even as Asian models were explicitly cited as models for post-Brexit Britain, particularly the Singaporean model. This book will be of value to scholars, policymakers, and journalists seeking to understand what role the EU and Britain will play in the Asian century.
Table of Contents
2. Brexit and the Anti-establishment Mood
3. The Burial of Thatcherism? The Impact of Brexit on the UK’s Relations with North East Asia
4. Era of Realignments: Britain and Its Relations with China Post-Brexit
5. EU-China Relations After Brexit
6. Is the Western Alliance Crumbling? A Japanese Perspective on Brexit
7. Lost in Brexit: The Complexities of Negotiating a New Trade Deal Between Korea and the United Kingdom
8. The Lessons from Brexit and Its Impact on Singapore and ASEAN
9. Brexit and Taiwan: An Opportunity for a New Agreement or Wishful Thinking?
10. Identity Mobilization, Path Dependence, and the Future of the European Union After Brexit