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Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

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The Asia Program and the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States invite you to the second in a lecture series examining the responses of Asian nations to Chinese and U.S. interests in the region: Weighing the Rebalance, 2013 to 2015. 
When the Cold War ended, China and Japan faced each other as powers of nearly equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia, how they compete and cooperate with one another will play a key role in defining the political, economic, and military power structure of the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
In his latest book, Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain, Michael Yahuda examines how politics has shaped the idea of history and identity in both Japan and China. He also explains the role political leadership in each country has played in shaping nationalism in the two countries, and how the evolution of bilateral relations is impacting the politics of economic interdependence.  
Yoshihide Soeya, Japan scholar at the Wilson Center and professor of law at Keio University, will be joining Dr. Yahuda as a discussant. 
Weighing the Rebalance is a Wilson Center series that brings experts to Washington to analyze the Chinese and American roles in the Asia-Pacific from the viewpoints of countries whose futures will be shaped by Sino-U.S. competition and cooperation in the region. Country-focused presentations will be supplemented by programs on trade issues, military affairs, energy and the environment, and soft power. We hope you will join us over the next two years for these discussions and debates. At the close of the public series, the Kissinger Institute and the Asia Program will host a conference on Weighing the Rebalance, which will result in publications and briefings for policymakers in Washington and Beijing.


  • Michael Yahuda

    Professor Emeritus in International Relations, the London School of Economics Visiting Scholar, Sigur Center of Asian Studies, Elliott School for International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Yoshihide Soeya

    Japan Scholar
    Director, Institute of East Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Japan