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Japan-China Relations in the Modern Era

Japan-China Relations in the Modern Era

Kokubun Ryosei, Soeya Yoshihide, Takahara Akio, Kawashima Shin
Translated by Keith Krulak


Published by Routledge | ISBN 978-1-138-71491-5 (Hardcover) | ISBN 978-1-138-71460-1 (Paperback) | 250 pages | 234mm (h) x 156mm (w) | March 2017

About the Book

From before the dawn of recorded history, there has been a rich flow of interaction between Japan and China. Japan has long learned many things from Chinese civilization, and since the modern era Japan began to learn from Japan. In the twenty-first century, however, China surpassed Japan in terms of GDP in 2010 to become the world's second largest economy. Amid this rapid rise of Chia and what has been called a power-shift in Japan-China relations, there are signs that bilateral tensions are rising and that the image each country has of the other is worsening.

This volume provides a cogent analysis of the politics of the bilateral relationship in the modern era, explaining the past, present, and future of Japan–China relations during a time of massive political, social, and economic changes. Written by a team of internationally renowned Japanese scholars and based on sources not available in English, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of Japan–China relations, Japanese international relations, and the politics and international relations of East Asia.

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About the Author

Ryosei Kokubun is President of the National Defense Academy of Japan.

Yoshihide Soeya is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, Keio University, Japan.

Akio Takahara is a Professor at the Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Shin Kawashima is a Professor at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan.


"This work by four of Japan's most respected and prolific scholars makes an important contribution to the scholarship on modern and contemporary Sino-Japanese relations and will be a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship. The work not only adds to our knowledge and understanding of the history of this important relationship, but also distills and presents in English the results of the most important research on the topic by scholars in Japan. The book, therefore, marks the most up-to-date survey of the field of Japan–China relations in Japan, where the most important work on the subject is being carried out."

Robert Hoppens, June 18, 2018

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Contemporary Japan


日本と中国の間には、有史以前からの長い交流がある。日本は長く中国文明から多くを学んできたが、近代以降はむしろ中国が日本から学ぶようになった。しかし21世紀に入り、2010年 には中国は国内総生産 (GDP) において日本を抜き、世界第2位に踊り出た。こうした中国の急速な台頭と日中間のパワーシフトが叫ばれる中で、両国間の摩擦が増大し、相互のイメージも悪化する傾向にある。






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