As the balance of power in Asia shifts, relations among China, Japan, and the United States are becoming increasingly important for the future of the region as well as for the rest of the world. Trilateral relationships tend to be unstable, but the dynamics of China-Japan-US relations are further complicated by historical enmities, differing systems of governance, competition in the economic and security realms, and growing interdependence.
While most studies of these countries focus on their bilateral ties, Getting the Triangle Straight turns its attention to the ways in which they relate to one another in a trilateral context. In this volume, three leading experts from China, Japan, and the United States are joined by nine younger, emerging scholars to analyze the relationship and offer recommendations for better managing the volatile dynamics of trilateral relations.
|Publisher:||Brookings Institution Press|
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About the Author
Gerald Curtis is Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University.
Ryosei Kokubun is the director of the Keio University East Asian Institute, Japan.
Wang Jisi is dean of the School of International Affairs, Peking University.
Table of Contents
Foreword Tadashi Yamamoto i
The Trilateral Dynamics of China-Japan-US Relations
1 Getting the Triangle Straight: China, Japan, and the United States in an Era of Change Gerald Curtis 3
2 The China-Japan-US Triangle: A Power Balance Analysis Wang Jisi 22
3 The China-Japan Relationship, East Asia Community, and the Dynamics of Trilateral Relations Ryosei Kokubun 44
Trilateral Relations and Regional Security
4 China-Japan-US Relations and Northeast Asia's Evolving Security Architecture Gui Yongtao 73
5 Prospects for Trilateral Security Cooperation Andrew L. Oros 96
Managing Challenges to Trilateral Relations
6 Taiwan in the China-Japan-US Triangle Yasuhiro Matsuda 123
7 Explaining Stability in the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands Dispute M. Taylor Fravel 144
8 Addressing Climate Change: Why US-China Cooperation Lags behind China-Japan Cooperation Zhang Haibin 165
Economic Integration and Trilateral Relations
9 Asianism Rising: Assessing China-Japan-US Dynamics in Regional Trade and Investment Realities Saadia M. Pekkanen 191
10 Cooperation and Competition in the Chinese Automobile Industry: The Emerging Architecture of China-Japan-US Economic Relations Katsuhiro Sasuga 216
Mutual Perceptions in China-Japan-US Relations
11 Changing Japanese Perceptions and China-Japan Relations Rumi Aoyama 247
12 Chinese Public Perceptions of Japan and the United States in the Post-Cold War Era Fan Shiming 269
About the Contributors 292