Globalization is one of the salient trends in the post-Cold War era but exhibits different meanings and forms depending on individual nations and respective regions. It is one of the key themes in international relations in our era to demonstrate both theoretically and empirically how globalism, regionalism and nationalism are related to each other. This book addresses these issues by pulling together varied regional perspectives, particularly from Asia. It deals with the general issue of globalization, both the global and the regional dimensions: regionalism in the Asia-Pacific region: and comparisons between China and Japan, and finally it examines how Japan in particular has been coping with globalization and internalization.Bringing together contributions from leading Asian, North American and European scholars, this book offers important new insights into globalization, regionalism and nationalism and into Asian perspectives on international affairs.
List of Contributors.
Foreward: Hideo Sato (University of Tsukuba).
Presidential addresses from the 1998 conference of the Japan Association of International Relations and the International Studies Association.
Introduction: Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
1. Globalization, Regionalism and Nationalism: Asia in Search of its Role in the 21st Century: Takehiko Kamo (deceased - former President of JAIR).
2. Avoiding Choices, Pursuing Opportunities: Asia in International Affairs, 1996 and 1998: Davis B. Bobrow (University of Pittsburgh, former President of ISA).
3. Collective Identity and Epochal Change in the International System: Rodney Bruce Hall (University of Pennsylvania).
4. Challenges of the Responses to Globalization:the Case of South East Asia: Prasert Chittiwatanapong.
5. Transnational Flows of People and International Exchange: Phenomena and Activities: Kenichiro Hirano (Waseda University).
6. Regionalism in East Asia and the Asia- Pacific: Ryuhei Hatsuse.
7. Japan and Micro-regionalism: Constructing the Japan Sea Rim Zone: Glenn D. Hook.
8. International Relations Theory and Chinese Foreign Policy: Tatsumi Okabe.
9. China and Japan in Search of their Roles in the 21st Century: Regionalism and Globalism: Shigeaki Uno (Seikei University).
10. Three Faces of Japan: Nationalist, Regionalist, Globalist Futures: Tsuneo Akaha (Monterey Institute of International Policy Studies).
11. The Impact of Changes in the International System on Domestic Politics: The Case of Japan in the 1990s: Shigeko N. Fukai (Okayama University).
12. Japan's Approach to Gender and Development: Plurality in Development Cooperation Policy and Practices: Satoko Kurata (Center for International Cooperation, Tokyo).