Contested Memories In Chinese And Japanese Foreign Policy by Matteo Dian

Contested Memories In Chinese And Japanese Foreign Policy

byMatteo Dian

Hardcover | January 12, 2017

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Contested Memories in Chinese and Japanese Foreign Policyexplores the issue of memory and lack of reconciliation in East Asia.

As main East Asian nations have never achieved a common memory of their pasts, in particular, the events of the Second World War and Sino-Japanese War, this book locates the issue of memory within International Relations theory, exploring the theoretical and practical link between the construction of a country's identity and the formation and contestation of its historical memory and foreign policy.



  • Provides an innovative theoretical framework
  • Draws connections between the role of memory and foreign policy
  • Uses the interpretative theory of international relations
  • Gives comparative perspective using the cases of China and Japan
  • Presents in-depth analysis of the construction and contestation of national memory in China and Japan

About The Author

Dr. Matteo Dian is a Research Fellow at School of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the Italian Institute of Human Sciences (Scuola Normale Superiore) in Florence. He held visiting positions at University of Oxford, London School of Economics, the Johns Hopkins SAIS (Bologn...
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Title:Contested Memories In Chinese And Japanese Foreign PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 12, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081020279

ISBN - 13:9780081020272

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Theorizing the Role of Collective Memory in International Politics

Chapter 2. Japan's Memory During the Postwar Period (1945 1989)

Chapter 3. The Battle of Memory in the Heisei Era

Chapter 4. China's Collective Memory between the Revolution and Tiananmen Square

Chapter 5. Collective Memory and Foreign-Policy in China after the Cold War

Chapter 6. Conclusion