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Japanese debates on Asia and Asianism: a conceptual framework

Avenell, Simon


This article analyzes discussions about Asia in Japan since the mid-1980s, offering a conceptual framework for understanding the contours of this debate. The article identifies three normative positions among participants: those advocating the replication of a Japanese model in Asia, those in favor of a genuine community of Asians, and those who see engagement with Asia as the only solution for the country’s economic and social problems. The article argues that globalization and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-08
Type: Journal article
Source: History Compass 12.8 (2014): 619–631
DOI: 10.1111/hic3.12179


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