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Author Drifte, Reinhard.

Title Japan's security relations with China since 1989 : from balancing to bandwagoning? / Reinhard Drifte
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 245 pages)
Series The Nissan Institute/RoutledgeCurzon Japanese studies series
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.
Contents 1. Japanese-Chinese relations under Cold War conditions -- 2. The rise of traditional and non-traditional security concerns -- 3. Between power balancing and enmeshment policies -- 4. The dynamics of engagement
Summary "The book investigates how and why since the 1990s China has turned in the Japanese perception from a benign neighbour to an ominous challenge, with implications not only for Japan's security, but also its economy, role in Asia and identity as the first developed Asian nation. Japan's reaction to this challenge has been a policy of engagement, which consists of political and economic enmeshment of China, hedged by political and military power balancing." "The approach of this book is the use of an extended security concept to analyse this policy, which allows a better and more systematic understanding of its many inherent contradictions and conflicting dynamics, including the centrifugal forces arising from the Japan-China-US triangular relationship. The book raises the question of whether Japan's political leadership, which is still preoccupied with finding a new political constellation and with overcoming a deep economic crisis, is able to handle such a complex policy in the face of an increasingly assertive China and a US alliance partner with strong swings between engaging and containing China's power."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-236) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject National security -- China.
National security -- Japan.
China -- Relations -- Japan.
Far East -- Relations -- United States.
Japan -- Relations -- China.
United States -- Relations -- East Asia.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002068241
ISBN 0203986547 (electronic bk.)
9780203986547 (electronic bk.)