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Sino-Japanese Power Politics

Might, Money and Minds

Authors: Pugliese, Giulio, Insisa, Aurelio

    • Offers innovative theoretical framework for understanding Sino-Japanese relations
    • Speaks to both academics and general readers 
    • Examines how hot power politics will continue to define Sino-Japanese interaction in the future 

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Giulio Pugliese is Lecturer in War Studies with a focus on East Asian Security, at King’s College London, UK. He has completed his PhD work at the University of Cambridge, and holds an MA degree (Honors and Distinction) in International Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA. 

Aurelio Insisa covers Taiwanese affairs for Asia Maior, the Italian think tank devoted to current Asian affairs. He completed his PhD work in History at The University of Hong Kong.  

Reviews

“In their excellent new book Giulio Pugliese and Aurelio Insisa weigh in on the propaganda skirmishing that has intensified since Japan nationalized the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in 2012. They draw attention to the ‘battle for shaping the global narrative on Chinese and Japanese behavior’, one that sacrifices history on the altar of nationalism.” (Jeff Kingston, Professor of Asian Studies, Temple University, Japan)

“Examining the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute through the lens of neo-classical analysis, Pugliese and Insisa contrast the respective propaganda narratives of each side, cogently arguing against the constructivist analysis of Sino-Japanese rivalry.” (June Teufel Dreyer, Professor of Political Science, University of  Miami)

A powerful text which acknowledges the equal importance of the three dimensions of current Sino-Japanese relations - military, nationalist-emotional, and economic - and analyses their intertwining with great clarity.” (Ronald P. Dore, Prof. Emeritus London University)

“An excellent analysis of the recent development of hostilities in Japan-China relations caused by the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute and both countries' new leadership. The authors fully explained the worsening of bilateral relations and its impact on peace in East Asia.” (Susumu Yabuki, Prof. Emeritus Yokohama City University) 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Back to the Future? China and Japan’s Drumbeats in the Year of History

    Pugliese, Giulio (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Power Politics Behind Sino-Japanese Identity Politics

    Pugliese, Giulio (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute: Mirror of Shifting Axes of Power

    Pugliese, Giulio (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • Might: The Importance of Balancing in Sino-Japanese Relations

    Pugliese, Giulio (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • Money: Economic Rivalry and Economic Statecraft in Sino-Japanese Relations

    Pugliese, Giulio (et al.)

    Pages 79-102

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59554-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59553-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sino-Japanese Power Politics
Book Subtitle
Might, Money and Minds
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59554-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59554-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59553-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 146
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