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Historian Odd Arne Westad says China's leaders see the country as a regional power and ought to develop a more cooperative relationship with Southeast Asia.
Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of 'Restless Empire,' talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.
“I was inspired to write [Restless Empire] because I thought we needed more of a China-centered history of Chinese international affairs,” said Westad.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom catches up with journalist Ian Johnson to discuss their favorite China-related books from 2012.