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Author Kanda, Yutaka, 1978-, author

Title Japan's cold war policy and China : two perceptions of order, 1960-1972 / Yutaka Kanda
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 293 pages.)
Series Politics in Asia series
Summary "From 1960s to the early 1970s in East Asia, the Cold War bipolar system, centering on the US and USSR, shifted to a more complicated structure. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Washington and Moscow accelerated the détente process, leading China to fear a "collusion" of the two superpowers. Publicly attacking its former ally while continuing to fight against America, China rose as a symbol of multipolarization in international politics during this era. Focusing on Japan's policy toward this changing paradigm, Kanda examines Japanese leaders' perceptions of the international order and how they reacted to this changing international environment. This book moves beyond the traditional Euro-centric view of the Cold War, emphasizing the significant role Japan played. The research provides insight into the foreign policy patterns of post-World War Two Japanese diplomacy, particularly in relation to China and the USSR. The investigation relies on careful readings of archival records from Japan, China, Taiwan, the US, the UK, Australia and the UN, published diplomatic documents from France and Germany, and personal papers, diaries and memoirs. This volume will appeal to anyone who is interested in postwar Japan's politics and diplomacy, international history of East Asia, and the Cold War history in general"--
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Cold War
Japan -- Foreign relations -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- Japan
Japan -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019034970
ISBN 9781315181073 (electronic bk.)
131518107X (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Reisen kōzō no hen'yō to Nihon no taichū gaikō. English