The Sino–Japanese territorial dispute and threat perception in power transition

  title={The Sino–Japanese territorial dispute and threat perception in power transition},
  author={Ryoko Nakano},
  journal={The Pacific Review},
  pages={165 - 186}
  • R. Nakano
  • Published 14 March 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Pacific Review
Abstract A territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has gained a high profile in Sino–Japanese relations. Since the 2012 escalation of the territorial dispute, there is no sign of any de-escalation despite economic interdependence, which previously helped ease the tension. Drawing on the constructivist understanding of threat perception and power transition theory, this article analyzes the way in which the deepening of threat perceptions associated with a perceived regional power… 
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