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The Making of China’s Peace with Japan

What Xi Jinping Should Learn from Zhou Enlai


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mayumi Itoh
    Pages 1-6
  3. Mayumi Itoh
    Pages 61-83
  4. Mayumi Itoh
    Pages 85-113
  5. Mayumi Itoh
    Pages 173-204
  6. Mayumi Itoh
    Pages 205-235
  7. Mayumi Itoh
    Pages 237-270
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 271-299

About this book


This text provides a comprehensive re-examination of post-World War II Sino-Japanese relations, focusing notably on Chinese premier Zhou Enlai’s foreign policy toward Japan. It juxtaposes Zhou’s stance on issues which confront current bilateral relations — such as the “history issues” and the territorial dispute over the Senkaku (or Diaoyu) Islands — with the current Chinese foreign policy of President Xi Jinping. Through in-depth analysis of primary sources, including newly published writings and biographies of Zhou as well as newly released diplomatic archival documents, this book reveals the truth behind secret negotiations between China and Japan and sheds new light on contemporary Sino-Japanese relations.


Sino-Japanese economic relations Chinese diplomatic overtures Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands Diplomatic policy Territorial dispute in East Asia Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations Zhou Enlai's foreign policy towards Japan Post-World War II Sino-Japanese relations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.PrincetonUSA

About the authors

Mayumi Itoh is former Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US. She has also taught at Princeton University and Queens College, City University of New York and has written numerous books, including Globalization of Japan (1998), The Hatoyama Dynasty (2003), Japanese Wartime Zoo Policy (2010), and The Origin of Ping-Pong Diplomacy (2011). 

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