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Rethinking Japan's Identity and International Role : Tradition and Change in Japan's Foreign Policy - Susanne Klien

Rethinking Japan's Identity and International Role

Tradition and Change in Japan's Foreign Policy

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This paper presents a study of Japan's international role with a special focus on its historical evolution. To that end, the following three pillars lay the necessary theoretical foundations: one, the notions of historical and political identity and a discussion of the ambivalent shapes they have taken in Japan; two, the regional context, an examination of Japan's situation with respect to Asian history as a whole, and finally, the "civilian power" concept as defined by Hanns W. Maull.

Introduction
Acknowledgments
A Note on the Text
Theoretical Introduction
Identity Debate
Civilian power concept
Japan in the context of Asian history
A Few
Remarks about Methodology
Japan's Indentity Dilemma
Introduction
The dichotomy of self / other in identity formation
Datsuaron, Integrationism and other Asianist Movements
Historical Survey of the Evolution of Japan's Role in the World
Introduction: Japan Between China and the West
The Meiji Revolution and its aftermath
Counter-movement to the Westernization of the early Meiji decades
Japan in Transition: Rise from low-profile to international acceptance
Militarism and its disastrous consequences
Occupation and Reconstruction
Japan's first cautious steps as an independent state
Japan's rise as an economic power
Japan's first diplomatic steps in the 1970s
Balancing between Economics and Politics
The End of the Cold War and its Implications for Japan's Diplomacy
Japan's Role in Multilateral Organizations
Japan in the UN Framework
Japan in Other Multilateral Organizations
Survey of the Contemporary Japanese Political Debate on Foreign Policy
A Survey of Perspectives in the Japanese Political
Introductory Remarks
Different Perspectives on Japan's Foreign Policy
Advocates of Maintaining the Status Quo
Independentists
Pragmatic Multilateralists
Pacifists
Evaluation
Evaluating the compatibility of Different Perspectives with regard to the Civilian Power concept
Conclusion
General concluding remarks
Interpretation of results gained in the Survey of Different Perspectives on Japan's Foreign Policy in the 1990s
Future Scenarios for Japan's international role
Summary
Footnotes
Selected Biography
Abbreviations
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ISBN: 9780415934381
ISBN-10: 0415934389
Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st May 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1