Rethinking Japan's China Policy: Japan as an Accommodator in the Rise of China, 1978–2011

@article{Jerdn2012RethinkingJC,
  title={Rethinking Japan's China Policy: Japan as an Accommodator in the Rise of China, 1978–2011},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Jerd{\'e}n and Linus Hagstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={215 - 250}
}
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 with bilateral tensions. Many analysts have attempted to explain the latter as a result of Japan trying to balance or contain the burgeoning growth of Chinese capabilities. In this article, we question and qualify this widespread understanding of Japan's response to China's rise by examining how Japan has… Expand