The US Japan Alliance

The US Japan Alliance

These soft power assets include the promotion of non-military approaches to security issues, where Beijing is putting forth the concept of a harmonious world that draws on traditional Chinese culture of modesty and harmony; the “Beijing ...

Author: David Arase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135238575

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Japan's use of Soft power in its international politics is as yet understudied. Soft power presents as many challenges as promises. This book explores the way Japan uses soft power in its relationship with the US, its Asian neighbours and Europe and aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of the role of soft power in international relations. Hard power, on the other hand, is more tangible and has received far greater scholarly scrutiny than soft power. However, as this collection makes clear, hard power has its limitations and counterproductive consequences as an instrument of policy. This book makes it clear that hard power alone will not provide Japan with the peace and security it desires. A smart balancing or mixture of hard and soft power is required. Is Japan up to this challenge? While this book cannot give a definitive answer to this question, the excellent line-up of contributors present their best analyses of the effectiveness of Japan's current attempt at balancing the two components of national power in meeting its bilateral and multilateral security challenges. The US-Japan Alliance is suitable for upper undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in International Politics, Political Science, Security studies and Japanese studies. Winner of The Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Special Prize, 2011.
Categories: Political Science

The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy

The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy

But no one knows what one run on Chinese values of harmony, multipolarity, and principles of non-interference and non-alliance resembles. And yet, as China has a larger global role, and increasing prominence, this issue of what values ...

Author: Takashi Inoguchi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526455567

Category: Political Science

Page: 1252

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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world’s 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia’s foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia’s international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories PART 2: Themes PART 3: Transnational Politics PART 4: Domestic Politics PART 5; Transnational Economics VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States Part 6a: East Asia Part 6b: Southeast Asia Part 6c: South & Central Asia Part 7: Offshore Actors Part 8: Bilateral Issues Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

... actively promotes the family as a core value in Hong Kong society and as an essential part of 'Chinese culture'. ... The second Chief Executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen (2005–12), said that 'Family harmony is the foundation of social ...

Author: Mark McLelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317685746

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations in constructions of sexuality in highly developed, developing and emerging societies and economies. Both Japan and China have established traditions of ‘sexuality’ studies reflecting longstanding indigenous understandings of sex as well as more recent developments which interface with Euro-American medical and psychological understandings. Authors reflect upon the complex colonial and economic interactions and cultural flows which have affected the East Asian region over the last two centuries. They trace local flows of ideas instead of defaulting to Euro-American paradigms for sexuality studies. Through looking at regional and global exchanges of ideas about sexuality, this volume adds considerably to our understanding of the East Asian region and contributes to wider discussions of social transformation, modernisation and globalisation. It will be essential reading in undergraduate and graduate programs in sexuality studies, gender studies, women’s studies and masculinity studies, as well as in anthropology, sociology, history, cultural studies, area studies and health sciences.
Categories: Social Science

Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Xing Lu identifies the rhetorical features and explores the persuasive effects of political language and symbolic practices during the period.

Author: Xing Lu

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Now known to the Chinese as the ten years of chaos, the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) brought death to thousands of Chinese and persecution to millions. Rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution identifies the rhetorical features and explores the persuasive effects of political language and symbolic practices during the period. Xing Lu examines how leaders of the Communist Party constructed and enacted a rhetoric in political contexts to legitimize power and violence and to dehumanize a group of people identified as class enemies. Lu provides close readings of the movement's primary texts - political slogans, official propaganda, wall posters, and the lyrics of mass songs and model operas. She also scrutinizes such ritualistic practices as the loyalty dance, denunciation rallies, political study sessions, and criticism and self-criticism meetings. that of her family, as well as with interviews conducted in China and the United States with persons who experienced the Cultural Revolution during their teenage years. Through rhetorical analyses Lu addresses the questions of why such a cultural holocaust happened in China, how speech became so cultic and politicized, and how the rhetoric of fanaticism induced terror and mass hysteria. Lu contends that the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution has impacted Chinese thought, culture, and communication in ominous ways. In the name of defending Mao's revolutionary cause, the Cultural Revolution polarized Chinese thought through its deployment of moralistic terms, filled human relationships with hatred and mistrust, and replaced rich a artistic expression with formulaic political jargon and tedious ideological cliches. To illustrate the severity of the revolution's after-effects, Lu examines public discourse in contemporary China and compares the rhetoric of the Cultural Revolution with that of Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Asia Pacific and Human Rights

Asia Pacific and Human Rights

This volume focuses on key issues and developments in human rights.

Author: Paul Close

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015061189042

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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This volume focuses on key issues and developments in human rights. It is based around an examination of the links between the evolving global human rights regime (GHRR) and the character and course of human rights in the world's most dynamic, complex an
Categories: Political Science

The Ethnic Dimension in American History

The Ethnic Dimension in American History

The total number of Americans claiming some Vietnamese ancestry stood at 1,122,736, of whom more than 780,000 were ... to create a pan-Asian spirit that crossed cultural lines, the basic differences among Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, ...

Author: James S. Olson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358391

Category: History

Page: 392

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The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States. Considering ethnicity in terms of race, language, religion and national origin, this important text examines its effects on social relations, public policy and economic development. A thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States, including the effects of ethnicity on social relations, public policy and economic development Includes histories of a wide range of ethnic groups including African Americans, Native Americans, Jews, Chinese, Europeans, Japanese, Muslims, Koreans, and Latinos Examines the interaction of ethnic groups with one another and the dynamic processes of acculturation, modernization, and assimilation; as well as the history of immigration Revised and updated material in the fourth edition reflects current thinking and recent history, bringing the story up to the present and including the impact of 9/11
Categories: History

America Recommitted

America Recommitted

When the first edition of America Recommitted was published in 1991, the world was passing through a period of sweeping political and social change.

Author: Donald Edwin Nuechterlein

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021482099

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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When the first edition of America Recommitted was published in 1991, the world was passing through a period of sweeping political and social change. The Cold War was over; China had reverted to harsh authoritarian rule; U.S.-led forces were deployed in Saudi Arabia for potential military action against Iraq; the Soviet Union was on the verge of disintegration; and the unraveling of Yugoslavia had set the stage for brutal ethnic conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo. In the midst of this widespread upheaval, the United States reassessed its own role as the sole remaining superpower.
Categories: Political Science

Language Policy and Language Planning

Language Policy and Language Planning

8.10 Confucius Institutes Certainly, the number of people learning Chinese is growing steadily. ... Chinese learners to the utmost, to contributing to the formation of a world of cultural diversity and harmony' (cited by Watkins 2014).

Author: Sue Wright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137576477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

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This revised second edition is a comprehensive overview of why we speak the languages that we do. It covers language learning imposed by political and economic agendas as well as language choices entered into willingly for reasons of social mobility, economic advantage and group identity.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Japan s Security Relations with China since 1989

Japan s Security Relations with China since 1989

This belief may sometimes be reinforced by Japan longing to find its cultural mooring as an Asian country, ... The Chinese tend to be more willing to risk harmony in order to show their feelings and promote their interests, ...

Author: Reinhard Drifte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134406661

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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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.
Categories: Political Science