Since the end of the Cold War, China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia, the way they both compete and cooperate with each other, and the way they conduct their relations in the new era, will play a big part in the evolution of the region as a whole.

In Sino-Japanese Relations after the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain, Professor Yahuda explores the ways in which politics have shaped the thinking about history and identity in both China and Japan and explains the role political leadership in each country has played in shaping their respective nationalisms. Mr. Yahuda discussed his new book and more at a National Committee program on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

Bio:

Michael Yahuda is professor emeritus of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he taught from 1973 to 2003. Prior to that he was a lecturer in the Politics Department of the University of Southampton from 1966 to 1973. Since coming to the United States in August 2003, he has served as a visiting scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He specializes in China’s foreign relations and the international politics of East Asia.

Mr. Yahuda received his BA (Hons) in modern Chinese language and literature in 1963 from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London, and his MSc (Econ) with distinction in the government and politics of China, also from SOAS.

He has been a visiting research fellow at Australian National University and a visiting professor at the University of Adelaide (S. Australia) and the University of Michigan. He has also been a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., and the Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies, Harvard, where he is still an affiliate. Most recently he has been a visiting senior research fellow at the Institute for South East Asian Studies, Singapore (2005), a fellow at the Wilson Center (2006) and in September 2007 he taught for three months at the Chinese Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.

Michael Yahuda has lectured at many universities throughout the world including in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Russia, Israel, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He has also delivered keynote speeches to professional academic associations in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, India and the United States.

He has written and edited ten books, most recently The International Politics of the Asia Pacific (3rd revised edition, 2011) and Sino-Japanese Relations after the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain (2013). He has also written more than 250 scholarly articles and book chapters. In 2014 he will offer a course on China and its neighbors at the Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, which will lead to a book on the subject.

Mr. Yahuda has also contributed articles to newspapers including the London Times, The Guardian, The International Herald Tribune, the South China Morning Post and The Straits Times. He has broadcast on radio and TV including the BBC, CNN, the Voice of America, ITV and Channel 4 (the UK), Deutsche Welle, Radio France, Radio Vatican, ABC (Australia), RTHK, CCTV (China) and others.

Mr. Yahuda has been a member of the European section of the Track II Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. He has also been an adviser to the British Foreign Office. He wrote regularly for a consultancy organization based in Singapore. Since the 1970s he has been awarded funds for research by the British Economic and Social Research Council. He has organized and participated in numerous conferences in Europe, North America, East Asia and Australasia. Michael Yahuda has presented evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, and appeared before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Thursday, December 19, 2013
10:30 PM EST

Speaker(s): 
Michael Yahuda

Venue: 
Dorsey & Whitney
New York, NY

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