Rethinking Japan's Identity and International Role

Tradition and Change in Japan's Foreign Policy

By Susanne Klien

© 2002 – Routledge

144 pages

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pub: 2002-05-10
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About the Book

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.

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East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General