Sino-Japanese Controversy since the the 1972 Diplomatic Normalization

  title={Sino-Japanese Controversy since the the 1972 Diplomatic Normalization},
  author={Hidenori Ijiri},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={639 - 661}
Introduction Sino-Japanese relations appear to have a dual structure which is built into the long history of exchanges and interaction between the two countries. Some phrases such as ichii taisui (“neighbours across the strip of water”) and dobun doshu (“same Chinese characters, same race”) have long been regarded as a symbol of the friendly relationship between the two countries. Such a symbol, however, implies dual and conflicting sentiments of the Japanese and the Chinese, namely the… 

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