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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

The Dual Encounter: Parallels in the Rise of China (1978–) and Japan (1868–1945)
The dual encounter: parallels in the rise of China (1978–) and Japan (1868–1945)
Barry Buzan

Relations between China and Japan have been difficult at least since Hideyoshi's brutal invasions of Korea during the 1590s, when Japan aimed to overthrow the Ming dynasty. Since the 1980s, the focus of bad blood between them has been on Japan's imperialist abuse of China from 1894, specifically on its savage invasion and occupation of much of China from 1937–45. This ‘history problem’ is in some ways quite generally rooted in a long history of alienation, but its contemporary form focuses on a ...

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