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Contested Memories in Chinese and Japanese Foreign Policy (Hardcover) (Matteo Dian)

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Interpreting Japan’s Contested Memory explores the issue of memory and lack of reconciliation in East Asia. Main East Asian nations have never achieved a common memory of their pasts, and in particular of the events of the Second World War and the Sino-Japanese war. Today this is a relevant political problem: enmity and nationalism stemming from the presence of conflicting memories of pasts contribute to making bilateral relations between China and Japan (but also between Japan and South Korea and other South East Asian nations) more difficult and conflicting. This book locates the issue of memory within International Relations theory, exploring the theoretical and practical link between the construction of a country’s identity, the formation and the contestation of its historical memory and its foreign policy.

  • Provides an innovative theoretical framework
  • Draws connections between the role of memory and foreign policy
  • Uses the interpretative theory of international relations
  • Gives comparative perspective using the cases of China and Japan
  • Presents in-depth analysis of the construction and contestation of national memory in China and Japan
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Author: Matteo Dian
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2017
TCIN: 51620621
UPC: 9780081020272
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-3853
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