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Recent Content

Updated CFP, Asia Pacific Perspectives

The Editors of Asia Pacific Perspectives invite scholars and advanced graduate students to submit papers for publication in our 2014 and 2015 issues. The upcoming issue will be guest edited by Dayna Barnes, 2014-2015 Kiriyama Fellow at the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.

The submission deadline for the upcoming issue is Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Asian Perspective: New special issue on Japan and the East Asian power shift

Is China's power increasing to the detriment of Japan and the United States? A new special issue of the journal Asian Perspective tackles the question of a possible "power shift" in East Asia.

Theoretically, the special issue criticizes the commonly held view that power and capability are interchangeable. Instead, the contributions offer alternative conceptualizations, drawing on the power literature in social theory and International Relations.