By Yew Meng Lai
Despite flourishing monetary interactions and deepening interdependence, the present political and diplomatic courting among Japan and China is still lukewarm at most sensible. certainly, bilateral family reached an exceptional nadir through the spring of 2005, and back extra lately in autumn 2012, as vast anti-Japanese demonstrations throughout chinese language towns elicited corresponding incidents of renowned anti-Chinese reprisal in Japan.
This e-book systematically explores the complicated dynamics that form modern Japanese-Chinese family members. particularly, it analyses the so-called ‘revival’ of nationalism in post-Cold warfare Japan, its causality in redefining Japan’s exterior coverage orientations, and its effect at the surroundings of the bilateral dating. additional, via adopting a neoclassical realist version of country behaviour and personal tastes, Lai Yew Meng examines hugely obvious bilateral case experiences: the Japanese-Chinese debacle over best ministerial visits to Yasukuni Shrine, and the multi-dimensional dispute within the East China Sea which contains the Senkaku/Diaoyudao territorial row, alleged chinese language maritime incursions, and bilateral pageant for strength assets. via those examples, this ebook explores even if nationalism particularly concerns; whilst, and less than what conditions nationalism turns into so much salient; and the level to which the emotional dimensions of nationalism occur such a lot profoundly in eastern state-elites’ coverage decision-making.
This well timed booklet could be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of either eastern and chinese language politics, in addition to these drawn to diplomacy, nationalism, overseas coverage and safety experiences extra broadly.
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