U.S. Leadership, History, and Bilateral Relations in Northeast Asiaby Gilbert Rozman
Pub. Date: 10/21/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Whereas most discussions of history have centered on the rift between China and Japan, this book focuses on three other divisions stemming from deep-seated memories within Northern Asia, which increasingly will test U.S. diplomacy and academic analysis. The first division involves long-suppressed Japanese and South Korean memories that are critical of U.S. behavior… See more details below
Whereas most discussions of history have centered on the rift between China and Japan, this book focuses on three other divisions stemming from deep-seated memories within Northern Asia, which increasingly will test U.S. diplomacy and academic analysis. The first division involves long-suppressed Japanese and South Korean memories that are critical of U.S. behavior – concerning issues such as the atomic bombings, the Tokyo Tribunal, and the Korean War. How should the United States respond as these memories come out into the open, complicating vital bilateral alliances? The second division is the enduring disagreement between Japan and South Korea over history. What can the United States do to invigorate urgently needed trilateral ties? The third and most important division is the revival of a sinocentric worldview, which foretells a struggle between China and other countries concerning history, one that has already begun in China’s dispute with South Korea and is likely to implicate the United States above all. Presenting three perspectives on each theme, the book launches a multi-sided discussion of the importance of history in international relations.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction Gilbert Rozman; Part I. Historical Memories and Bilateral Ties with Allies: 2. Japan's historical memory toward the United States Kazuhiko Togo; 3. Values and history in US-South Korean relations Gi-wook Shin; 4. US leadership, history, and relations with allies Gilbert Rozman; Part II. Historical Memories, Japanese-South Korean Relations, and US Values: 5. Japan-South Korea relations and the role of the United States on history Kazuhiko Togo; 6. Getting away or getting in?: US strategic options in the historical controversy between its allies Cheol Hee Park; 7. US strategic thinking on the Japanese-South Korean historical dispute Gilbert Rozman; Part III. Historical Memories, Sino-South Korean Relations, and US Values: 8. Sino-South Korean differences over Koguryo and the US role Jin Linbo; 9. New grounds for contestation: South Korea's Koguryo-era historical dramas and Sino-Korean relations Scott Snyder; 10. US strategic thinking on Sino-South Korean differences over history Gilbert Rozman.
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