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The Assertive China Narrative: Why It Is Wrong and How So Many Still Bought into It
Dissenting assaults on the conventional wisdom that China’s foreign policy became more ‘assertive’ in 2009–2010 have intensified. In this article I develop this revisionist critique in three ways.Expand
Understanding fluctuations in Sino-Japanese relations : to politicize or to de-politicize the China issue in the Japanese diet
From the late 1990s to the late 2000s, scholarly literature and media analysis shifted from representing the Sino-Japanese relationship as generally “good,” to portraying it as generally “bad,” andExpand
Rethinking Japan's China Policy: Japan as an Accommodator in the Rise of China, 1978–2011
For the last four decades Sino-Japanese relations have been characterized by steadily growing economic and sociocultural interactions. Yet, greater interdependence has developed in tandem withExpand
Security expertise and international hierarchy: the case of ‘The Asia-Pacific Epistemic Community’
  • Björn Jerdén
  • Political Science
  • Review of International Studies
  • 19 January 2017
Abstract Many states partially relinquish sovereignty in return for physical protection from a more powerful state. Mainstream theory on international hierarchies holds that such decisions are basedExpand
The limits of Chinese influence in East Asia : Status seeking and rising power stagnation
Contrary to many earlier expectations, China’s influence over the security and alignment policies of its East Asian neighbors has weakened in recent years. Regular outbursts, rigid and vitriolic ofExpand
Legitimizing hierarchy in international politics : The case of the “The Asia-Pacific Epistemic Community”
Many states partially relinquish sovereignty in return for physical protection from a more powerful state. Mainstream theory on international hierarchies holds that such decisions are based on ratiExpand
Waiting for the rising power : China’s rise in East Asia and the evolution of great power politics
Many political scientists expect the advent of rising states to bring about shifts in the international distribution of power, on the one hand, and competitive policies to improve one state’s powerExpand