This book is a remarkable attempt to understand and summarize the current and historical Sino-Japanese relationship: two countries bound by ties of history, culture, geography, and economic complementarity. Through this investigation, the contributors are also able to broaden our understanding of contemporary changes in international relations, and to consider the implications of changes in the Sino-Japanese relationship for the wider world. All contributors are well-known experts in their fields. This volume deals with the history of contact, the economic imperatives driving the links, the diplomatic and political manoeuvrings in which both countries indulge, and the antipathies that mean the Sino-Japanese `special relationship' is far from
trouble-free. This book should become an invaluable reference work for academics and students.
Readership: Students and academics in China/Japan studies departments; anyone concerned to understand the Asian dimension of the current world situation.
Edited by Christopher Howe, Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
"Four chapters together give an overview of the conflicts that have blighted Sino-Japanese relations since the turn of the century ... this study leaves one fully conscious of the fragility of what has so far been achieved." - International Affairs
"A good introduction to the past and current state of Sino-Japanese relations ... this is a valuable collection of essays, with something for both the specialist and the non-specialist and a sense of timeliness and cohesion often lacking from conference volumes. The sixteen-page bibliography of material cited is unusual in such a work, but adds to the general value of the book." - Asian Affairs
1: C. Howe: Introduction: The Changing Political Economy of Sino-Japanese Relations: A Long-Term View
2: I. Nish: An Overview of Relations Between China and Japan, 1895-1945
3: A. Iriye: Chinese-Japanese Relations 1945-90
4: H. Ijiri: Sino-Japanese Controversy since the 1972 Diplomatic Normalization
5: D. Shambaugh: China and Japan towards the Twenty-First Century
6: C. Howe: China, Japan, and Economic Interdependence in the Asia Pacific Region
7: Y. Yokoi: Plant and Technology Contract and the Changing Pattern of Economic Interdependence Between China and Japan to 1989
8: Y. Yokoi: Major Developments in Japan-China Economic Interdependence 1990-1994
9: S. Jackson: Lessons from a Neighbour: China's Japan-watching Community