[Temple ICAS Book Talk] Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

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Type: 
Lecture
Date: 
March 13, 2018
Location: 
Japan
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Japanese History / Studies, Political History / Studies

Book Talk: Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, Dec. 2017)

Date:Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Venue:Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F Parliament
(access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)
Panelists:

  • James D.J. Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia
  • Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia
  • Daniel Sneider,  Lecturer in East Asian Studies at Stanford University, Fellow at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and a contributor to Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

Moderator: Robert Dujarric, Director of ICAS
Admission: Free. Open to the public.
Language: English
RSVP: icas@tuj.temple.edu
* RSVP is not required, but encouraged.

OVERVIEW:

This event will feature the editors and contributors to the recently published textbook, Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, 2017). Further to providing an overview of this new volume, the presentations will introduce individual chapters and discuss their relevance to contemporary Japanese foreign policy. Particular emphasis will be placed on Japan’s current relations with Korea, China, and Russia, as well as on the subject of Japan’s evolving security policy.

BOOK SUMMARY:

Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia has been specifically designed to introduce students to Japan’s foreign relations in Asia since 1990, a period in which there have been dramatic developments in Japan, including the reinterpretation of the Constitution and expanded US–Japan defence cooperation. The geopolitical dynamics and implications of these new developments are profound and underscore the need for a new textbook on this subject.

Covering not only the key regional players of China and the Koreas, this textbook also encompasses chapters on Japan’s relations with India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand, along with its multilateral engagement and initiatives. Combined with transnational chapters on critical issues, key themes covered by this book include:

• An historical overview of key post-war developments.
• Japan’s evolving security policy.
• Analysis of the region’s escalating maritime disputes.
• An evaluation of Japanese soft power in Asia.

Written by leading experts in accessible, jargon-free style, this new textbook will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Japanese politics, international relations and foreign policy and Asian affairs in general.


PANELISTS:

James D.J. Brown is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia. https://www.tuj.ac.jp/ug/about/faculty/brown-james.html

Jeff Kingston is Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia.
https://www.tuj.ac.jp/ug/about/faculty/kingston-jeff.html

Daniel C. Sneider is Lecturer in East Asian Studies at Stanford University, Fellow at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and a contributor to Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia.
https://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/people/daniel_c_sneider

 

Contact Info: 
Robert Dujarric
Director
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University, Japan Campus

 

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