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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.

China–Japan Relations: Balance of Soft Power
China–Japan relations: balance of soft power
Takeshi Uemura

China's continuous rise has undeniably changed the political terrain in the Asia-Pacific, triggering a spate of scholarly attentions during the past few decades. Some picture an ominous future teeming with conflict and confrontation between the two superpowers, i.e., China and the United States.1 Others predict wealth and development brought to the region as a result of China's development.2 One way or another, the focus is predominantly on China's relationship with the United States, and the major concern lies in the domain of hard power. This chapter, instead, provides a general account of China's soft power and its relationship ...

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