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The United States between China and Japan

Editor(s): Caroline Rose and Victor Teo

Book Description

From its insistence that Japan should favour diplomatic normalization with the Republic of China over the People’s Republic of China in 1952, through its role, via the Security Treaty, of keeping the ‘cap in the bottle’ of Japanese militarism, to weighing in on the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands dispute between China and Japan, the United States has played a pivotal, and at times controversial, role in the development of China-Japan relations since the end of World War II. By extension, US influence on China-Taiwan and Taiwan-Japan relations, in addition to its impact on the efforts of various actors to construct a Northeast Asian regional community, continues to pose important questions about the nature of the US role in East Asia in the 21st century.

This volume provides a multi-faceted overview of the nature of America’s interaction in East Asia since the end of the war, and highlights the obstacles to improved bilateral and regional integration. The contributors offer a range of perspectives from their respective US, European, and East Asian vantage points, and point to the ongoing and prominent involvement of the US in the region for the foreseeable future.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4233-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4233-8
Date of Publication: 01/01/2013
Pages / Size: 502 / A5
Price: £59.99


Caroline Rose is Professor of Sino-Japanese Relations in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (East Asian Studies) at the University of Leeds. Her teaching and research focuses on Sino-Japanese relations with specific reference to the history problem, various aspects of Japanese and Chinese foreign policy, and Chinese and Japanese history and citizenship education. She has published two monographs on Sino-Japanese relations (both with Routledge), and chapters on such issues as Japan’s relations with Latin America, Japan and China in Africa, and Japanese nationalism. She is currently working on a monograph which considers the impact of education reforms in China and Japan on national identity formation and implications for China-Japan relations.

Victor Teo is Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Middle Temple (UK) and subsequently obtained his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Upon graduation, he was appointed the first LSE Fellow of the China in Comparative Perspective Programme. He was also Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, published by Wiley-Blackwell, for five years. In 2010, he was Japan Foundation Visiting Fellow at the University of Kyoto. His research interests are in the field of international relations of the Asia-Pacific, with particular emphasis on Sino-Japanese relations. He is currently working on a monograph that considers identity formation, threat perceptions and China’s post-War relations with Japan and Russia.