Rising China and New Civilization in the Asia Pacific” is a three-year research project that brings together four research teams from South Korea, the US, Japan, and China to analyze current issues and trends in China’s economy, energy and the environment, technology, and security and project their influence over the coming decades. This research is based on the notion that the unprecedented global challenges we face today are essentially intertwined with the questions of whether China can and will remain a key player in global economic growth, and whether it will exacerbate these challenges or lead humanity towards an innovative solution. Each research team offers a regional perspective on how these issues and trends are likely to evolve and impact both China and the surrounding Asia-Pacific.