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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 asExpand
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 ofExpand
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, itExpand
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 constrainedExpand
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 muchExpand
THE TRADE IN SLAVES IN OVAMBOLAND, Ca.1850-1910
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 tradeExpand
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 moreExpand
Is China’s Discursive Power Increasing? The “Power of the Past” in Sino-Japanese Relations
Abstract:The idea that China’s rise, and more specifically its increased material capabilities, are about to produce a power shift in East Asia raises the question whether the Chinese government’sExpand
How to make former aggressors repent through shaming and praising: the case of Sino-Japanese relations
The past wrongdoings of states have received increased attention in recent years, resulting in calls for contrition and apologies. Most commentary has provided policy advice primarily on how formerExpand
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