Hardcover ISBN: 9780804754590
Paperback ISBN: 9780804761178
This book casts doubt on many prevailing assumptions about the complex relationship between Japan and China. Based on ten years of research in the United States, China, and Japan, the author argues that the relationship is now more dispute-prone but manageable politically, and that the twto countries are more integrated economically than in prior years. Military uncertainty persists, however, and depsite increased contact between the two nations' governments, the relationship between China and Japan remains cool.
About the author
Ming Wan is Professor of Government and Politics and Director of the Global Affairs Program at George Mason University. He is the author of The Political Economy of East Asia: Striving for Wealth and Power (2008), Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Relations: Defining and Defending National Interests (2001), and Japan Between Asia and the West: Economic Power and Strategic Balance (2001).
"...Ming Wan adds to our empirical knowledge, updating the literature on China-Japan relations, on which there has not been a major book in years, with the most complete, rounded, and thorough account in the English-language literature."
—Political Science Quarterly
"This work is highly important. Sino-Japanese relations are becoming increasingly problematic and have profound implications for Asian and global security and stability. Ming Wan's work presents a wealth of empirical material in a clear and readable fashion, with an analytical argument that is sophisticated and subtle."
—Mike Mochizuki, George Washington University
"This book advances well beyond existing publications in its breadth of coverage of Sino-Japanese relations and in its depth of understanding of how and why they have been changing. It is exceptionally balanced, drawing on unprecedented research into both Chinese and Japanese reasoning and combining the two effectively."
—Gil Rozman, Princeton University
"This is a very thorough and comprehensive study of the political, security, economic, and sociocultural aspects of Sino-Japanese relations The overall quality and comprehensive nature of this book, which lead this reviewer to wholeheartedly recommend it to all interested readers." - Reinhard Drifte, Newcastle University/London School of Economics
"This book is probably the best and most comprehensive book on contemporary Sino-Japanese relations in recent years. It is a "must read" for those interested in this critical relationship, which directly impacts the peace, prosperity and stability of East Asia."
"This book is probably the best and most comprehensive book on contemporary Sino-Japanese relations is recent years. It is a "must-read" for those interested in this critical relationship, which directly impacts the peace, prosperity and stability of East Asia."