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Memory Politics and Ontological Security in Sino-Japanese Relations
Abstract: Most international relations (IR) research on the role of collective memory and representations of the past gives the impression that these primarily matter for states constrained
Japan and identity change: why it matters in International Relations
Abstract Two approaches to identity have been employed to explore issues in Japan's international relations. One views identity as constituted by domestic norms and culture, and as constitutive of
Narrative power: how storytelling shapes East Asian international politics
Abstract We are living at a time when people appear to have become more aware of the power of narratives in international politics. Understanding how narratives exercise power is therefore more
Narratives and Bilateral Relations : Rethinking the "History Issue" in Sino-Japanese Relations
The overarching aim of the thesis is to present a framework that makes possible an understanding of bilateral relations that challenges mainstream International Relations (IR) approaches through a ...
The Struggle over the Meaning of Chinese Patriotism in the 21st Century
Various definitions are used in research on Chinese nationalism and patriotism, and scholars often distinguish between different types of both. While such research has provided important insights, it
Identity and recognition: remembering and forgetting the post-war in Sino-Japanese relations
Abstract In the 1990s, Japanese views of China were relatively positive. In the 2000s, however, views of China have deteriorated markedly and China has increasingly come to be seen as
Recognising recognition through thick and thin: Insights from Sino-Japanese relations
Research on recognition in International Relations has demonstrated that states are not exclusively concerned about their physical security, but also anxious to be recognised by other states. What
Ovamboland, located in the northernmost part of present-day Namibia and southern Angola, was drawn into the orbit of the slave trade during the nineteenth century. Although the Atlantic slave trade
Is Patriotism Distinct from Nationalism? The Meaning of “Patriotism” in China in the 2000s.
Since the 1990s, vigorous debate concerning a number of key issues has taken place within the study of Chinese nationalism. Scholars have tended to differentiate between diverse types of nationalism.
what is the point? teaching graduate students how to construct political science research puzzles
One of the key challenges graduate students face is how to come up with a good rationale for their theses. Unfortunately, the methods literature in and beyond political science does not provide much