Facing the Past, Looking to the Future?
Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge – 176 pages
Over recent years, there has been increasing interest in the relationship between China and Japan, particularly as a way of understanding contemporary political, economic and security developments within the whole East Asia region. Caroline Rose presents a thorough, balanced and objective examination of both sides of the relationship. This will be of great interest to academics and policy-makers in the UK and US, as well as to professionals working in Chinese and Japanese communities.
'This short work follows on from Caroline Rose's more detailed 1998 study on the role of history in Sino-Japanese relations. She draws on a wide range of Chinese and Japanese material, supplemented by an impressive array of English- Language works, to show how recent history continues to bedevil the relationship between the two countries.' - Asian Affairs, July 2006
1. Introduction 2. Reconciliation and Sino-Japanese Relations 3. Sino-Japanese Reconciliation during the Cold War 4. Uncovering the Truth: Textbook Issues and Historical Revisionism 5. The Search for Justice: The 1990s Compensation Movement 6. Settling the Past Conclusion: Towards a Future-Oriented Relationship? Appendix 1: Chronology of Textbook Controversies and Trials Appendix 2: Selected list of NGOs and other Organisations involved in History-Related Issues (Chinese, Japanese and North American) Appendix 3: Important Statements, Treaties, Declarations, and Apologies Bibliography
Caroline Rose is Head of the Japanese Section and Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds. Her current research interests are Contemporary Sino-Japanese relations, Japan's foreign policy, Nationalism in China and Japan, Japan and China in the Asia Pacific and the Reconciliation between China and Japan in the 21st Century.