The Outlook for Japan’s Relations with China

  • Wolf Mendl


As he tries to peer into the future the author is caught between the wish to present a clearly sketched, cogently argued scenario, and the need to handle complex material full of variables and qualified by many ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’.


International Relation Nuclear Weapon Japanese Government Power Struggle Major Power 
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  1. 1.
    Examples of the confrontation model may be found in Donald C. Hellmann, Japan and East Asia: the New International Order (London, Pall Mall Press, 1972 )Google Scholar
  2. John E. Endicott, Japan’s Nuclear Option: Political, Technical, and Strategic Factors ( New York, Praeger, 1975 ).Google Scholar
  3. 2.
    An interesting example of this model is to be found in an article by Johan Galtung, ‘Japan and Future World Politics’, Journal of Peace Research, 1973, no. 4, pp. 355–85.Google Scholar
  4. 3.
    One of the most notable exponents of this view is Herman Kahn, The Emerging Japanese Superstate: Challenge and Response ( Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1970 ).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Tsuru Shigeto, The Mainsprings of Japanese Growth: a Turning Point? ( Paris, The Atlantic Institute for International Affairs, Feb 1977 ).Google Scholar
  6. 12.
    See John K. Fairbank, ed., The Chinese World Order: Traditional China’s Foreign Relations ( Cambridge, Mass., Harvard UP, 1968 )Google Scholar
  7. See also, M. Frederick Nelson, Korea and the Old Orders in Eastern Asia (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State UP, 1946), pp. 14–19, 78–80, 86–106.Google Scholar

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© Royal Institute of International Affairs 1978

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