The influence of nationalism on Sino-Japanese relations

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Title: The influence of nationalism on Sino-Japanese relations
Author: Wilson, Lindsey Amber
Abstract: This thesis examines the influence of domestic nationalist movements on bilateral relations between China and Japan . I will use Two -level game theory as the primary analytical framework . Two -level theory provides a useful lens for examining policy formation at discrete stages , domestic , international , and domestic again in order to ratify international agreements . I will examine three primary cases through this framework to study the effects of domestic nationalism on bilateral diplomacy between Japan and China . The East China Sea Dispute is the only actual territorial dispute between Japan and China . The Yasukuni Shrine controversy and the textbook controversy are both discrete elements of a larger dispute over war memory and guilt , as well as construction of historical narratives for political purpose . I will seek to show that domestic nationalism has a strong limiting effect on the ways in which China and Japan are able to interact with each other on the global stage , as leaders must retain their legitimacy against a backdrop of unresolved historical issues and domestic contention .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2428
Date: 2011-02-11

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The influence of nationalism on Sino-Japanese relations. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -12 -2428 .

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