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.
Michael Yahuda is professor emeritus of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he taught from 1973 to 2003.