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Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989 raises the crucial question of whether Japan's political leadership which is still preoccupied with finding a new political constellation and with overcoming a deep economic crisis is able to handle such a complex policy in the face of an increasingly assertive China and a US alliance partner with strong swings between engaging and containing China's power. This study of the highly topical bilateral relationship will be of great interest to students and researchers in Japanese and Chinese Studies, Politics, International Relations and Security Studies.
Preface List of tables List of abbreviations INTRODUCTION Chapter I Japanese-Chinese relations under Cold War conditions Chapter II The Rise of traditional and non-traditional security concerns Part I The background of China's security policies Part II Japan's emerging traditional security concerns about China Part III Non-traditional security concerns Part IV International and domestic changes and Japan's China debate Chapter III Between power balancing and enmeshment policies Part I Military and political power balancing Part 2 Political and economic enmeshment A. Bilateral and multilateral security dialogues B. Economic enmeshment Chapter IV The dynamics of engagement CONCLUSIONS