Japan s Economic Offensive in China

Author: Lowe Chuan Hua
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113692728X
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This volume exposes Japan’s motives and designs on the economic front, pointing out the dangers of her policy of ousting Western interests and influence from East Asia during the conflict with China in Manchuria. The author urges the American and British governments to reconsider their position and strategy towards Japan. This book represents a fascinating insight into the power struggle between Japan & China in the early twentieth century.

Sino Japanese Relations

Author: Caroline Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134432356
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Over recent years, there has been increasing interest in the relationship between China and Japan, particularly as a way of understanding contemporary political, economic and security developments within the whole East Asia region. Caroline Rose presents a thorough, balanced and objective examination of both sides of the relationship. This will be of great interest to academics and policy-makers in the UK and US, as well as to professionals working in Chinese and Japanese communities.

The Battle for Manchuria and the Fate of China

Author: Harold M. Tanner
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007348
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In the spring of 1946, Communists and Nationalist Chinese were battled for control of Manchuria and supremacy in the civil war. The Nationalist attack on Siping ended with a Communist withdrawal, but further pursuit was halted by a cease-fire brokered by the American general, George Marshall. Within three years, Mao Zedong’s troops had captured Manchuria and would soon drive Chiang Kai-shek’s forces off the mainland. Did Marshall, as Chiang later claimed, save the Communists and determine China's fate? Putting the battle into the context of the military and political struggles fought, Harold M. Tanner casts light on all sides of this historic confrontation and shows how the outcome has been, and continues to be, interpreted to suit the needs of competing visions of China’s past and future.

Japanese Confucianism

Author: Kiri Paramore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107058651
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This book charts the history of Confucianism in Japan to offer new perspectives on the sociology of Confucianiam across East Asia.

Japan s Economic Diplomacy Towards China

Author: Maaike Okano-Heijmans
ISBN: 9789050311199
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Economic diplomacy is intrinsically a product of internal pressures. It is positioned at the intersection of politics and economics, of the international and the domestic, and of government and other actors. Collective memory profoundly shapes Japanese identity, thereby interfering directly and indirectly with Japan's economic diplomacy. What are, then, the truths and myths behind the popular catchphrase 'cold politics, hot economics', which for many years was used to characterize Japanese-Chinese relations? Collective memory has intervened in Japan's economic diplomacy throughout the last decade, especially at times of growing anxiety in periods of transition. China's rise at the time of a domestic downturn in Japan and China's accession to the WTO were such periods. Maaike Okano-Heijmans analyses this process at three levels in this paper. First, changes at the multilateral level have the potential to inflate historical problems and undermine generally positive economic relations. This is illustrated by the China factor in Japan's regional diplomacy. Second, the intervention of collective memory in economic diplomacy occurs at the bilateral level, particularly in generally predetermined as well as ongoing negotiations. The stalling of summit meetings and slowdown in economic negotiations during Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi's tenure are a case in point. Third, in the domestic sphere, occurrences in the political field have the potential to enhance disputes and developments over historical issues. Here, politicians' personal choices and the influence of the public and of a relatively small but influential group of politically powerful lobby groups are of the utmost importance. Okano-Heijmans argues that actors engaged in Japan's economic diplomacy seem not to be sufficiently aware of, or able to shape, these processes.--Provided by publisher.

Sino Japanese Power Politics

Author: Giulio Pugliese
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113759554X
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This book is about Japan-China power politics in the military, economic and propaganda domains. The post-2012 standoff over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands has unveiled the antagonistic quality to Sino-Japanese relations, with an important addition: a massive information war that has cemented the two states’ rivalry. Under the Xi and Abe administrations, China and Japan insisted on their moral position as benign and peaceful powers, and portrayed the neighbor as an aggressive revisionist. By highlighting great power rivalry, this study makes a theoretical contribution in favor of the power politics behind Sino-Japanese identities. The work is multidisciplinary in spirit and aims to speak both to academics and to general readers who might be curious of understanding this fascinating --if worrisome-- facet of Sino-Japanese relations. In turn, the assessment of the diplomatic, economic and identity clash between the world’s second and third wealthiest states provides a window in understanding the international politics of the Asia-Pacific in the early 21st Century. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars, Area Studies and Political Science students and policymakers alike.

China s War with Japan 1937 1945

Author: Rana Mitter
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846148049
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In Rana Mitter's tense, moving and hugely important book, the war between China and Japan - one of the most important struggles of the Second World War - at last gets the masterly history it deserves Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity - a war which would result in many millions of deaths and completely reshape East Asia in ways which we continue to confront today. With great vividness and narrative drive Rana Mitter's new book draws on a huge range of new sources to recreate this terrible conflict. He writes both about the major leaders (Chiang Kaishek, Mao Zedong and Wang Jingwei) and about the ordinary people swept up by terrible times. Mitter puts at the heart of our understanding of the Second World War that it was Japan's failure to defeat China which was the key dynamic for what happened in Asia. Reviews: 'A remarkable story, told with humanity and intelligence; all historians of the second world war will be in Mitter's debt ... [he] explores this complex politics with remarkable clarity and economy ... No one could ask for a better guide than Mitter to how [the rise of modern China] began in the cauldron of the Chinese war' Richard Overy, Guardian 'Rana Mitter's history of the Sino-Japanese War is not only a very important book, it also has a wonderful clarity of thought and prose which make it a pleasure to read' Antony Beevor 'The best study of China's war with Japan written in any language ... comprehensive, thoroughly based on research, and totally non-partisan. Above all, the book presents a moving account of the Chinese people's incredible suffering ... A must read for anyone interested in the origins of China's contribution to the making of today's world' Akira Iriye About the author: Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World. He is a regular presenter of Night Waves on Radio 3.

Crafting Selves

Author: Dorinne K. Kondo
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022609815X
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"The ethnography of Japan is currently being reshaped by a new generation of Japanologists, and the present work certainly deserves a place in this body of literature. . . . The combination of utility with beauty makes Kondo's book required reading, for those with an interest not only in Japan but also in reflexive anthropology, women's studies, field methods, the anthropology of work, social psychology, Asian Americans, and even modern literature."—Paul H. Noguchi, American Anthropologist "Kondo's work is significant because she goes beyond disharmony, insisting on complexity. Kondo shows that inequalities are not simply oppressive-they are meaningful ways to establish identities."—Nancy Rosenberger, Journal of Asian Studies

International History of the Twentieth Century

Author: Antony Best
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415207401
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This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order; the diffusion of power to the two superpowers; the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa; and, the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the 'global War on Terror'.

Japan s Failed Revolution

Author: Aurelia George Mulgan
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 192502105X
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This book should be read by all political scientists, journalists, economists, and students interested in contemporary Japan. Ellis S. Krauss Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies University of California, San Diego. The author takes a scalpel to dissect Japan’s dysfunctional political system. She shows with wonderful clarity and depth of knowledge why the Koizumi reforms are not succeeding, and why revolutionary political change is needed as a precondition for economic recovery. The book should be required reading for anyone involved with contemporary Japan. J.A.A. Stockwin University of Oxford -- Publisher's description.