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1st Edition

China in the Eyes of the Japanese

ISBN 9780367685911
Published August 1, 2022 by Routledge
192 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The relation between China and Japan is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world but how did the Japanese view China in ancient times? How did views change throughout the course of history? How could China’s image be improved in Japanese people’s eyes?

This book provides an analysis of the history of contact between China and Japan and surveys the present situation to understand general views of Japanese society toward China. Through scientific public opinion surveys as well as in-depth interviews, the book examines ordinary and elite Japanese people’s views of Chinese culture, society, politics, the economy, media and Sino-Japanese relations. In addition, it analyzes the main causes of the formation of such views, and makes suggestions on promoting positive public opinions of China. The authors hope that this title can deepen Japanese society’s understanding and comprehension of China, help promote Sino-Japanese non-governmental exchange, and lay the foundation for continuous development of Sino-Japanese relations.

This title will appeal to students and scholars of cultural studies, international relations and Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Part I Review of History. 1. The History of Contacts between China and Japan. 2. The Views of China of the Japanese. Part II Current Situation Survey. 3. Research Methods. 4. The Image of China in the Eyes of the Japanese. 5. Chinese Culture in the Eyes of the Japanese. 6. China’s Media in the Eyes of the Japanese. 7. Chinese People in the Eyes of the Japanese. 8. Sino-Japanese Relations in the Eyes of the Japanese.

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Wang Xiuli is associate professor at School of New Media, Peking University. Her research interests include social media, public opinion and international public relations.

Wang Wei is associate professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, Hunan University. Her research interests include media convergence, social media, and international relations and media.

Liang Yunxiang is professor in the School of International Studies, Peking University. His research interests include Japan politics and diplomacy, Sino-Japan relationship, international law, North-East Asian relations. His recent published books are Japan Diplomacy and Sino-Japanese Relationship, and International Relations and International Law.