1st Edition

Rethinking Japan's Identity and International Role
Tradition and Change in Japan's Foreign Policy

ISBN 9780415934381
Published May 10, 2002 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

This paper presents a study of Japan's international role with a special focus on its historical evolution. To that end, the following three pillars lay the necessary theoretical foundations: one, the notions of historical and political identity and a discussion of the ambivalent shapes they have taken in Japan; two, the regional context, an examination of Japan's situation with respect to Asian history as a whole, and finally, the "civilian power" concept as defined by Hanns W. Maull.