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Rethinking Sino-Japanese Alienation: History Problems and Historical Opportunities

Barry Buzan and Evelyn Goh


Bitterly contested memories of war, colonization and empire among Japan, China, and Korea have increasingly threatened regional order and security over the three decades since the 1980s. In Sino-Japanese relations, identity, territory, and power pull together in a particularly lethal direction, generating dangerous tensions in both geopolitical and memory rivalries. Buzan and Goh explore a new approach to dealing with this history problem, first, by constructing a more balanced and global view of their shared history, and second, by sketching out the possibilities for a great power bargain in ... More

Keywords: China, great power bargain, history problem, Japan, modernity, Northeast Asia, power, US, West, world history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Buzan, author
Emeritus Professor of International Relations, LSE Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS Honorary Professor at the Universities of Copenhagen and Jilin, and at the China Foreign Affairs University and the University of International Relations (Beijing)

Evelyn Goh, author
Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, The Australian National University