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What is Asia for us and can we be Asians? the New Asianism in contemporary Japan

Avenell, Simon


This paper traces the development of the ‘New Asianism’ in Japan over the past quarter of a century. It identifies three broad trajectories or normative positions in the debate: those advocating the replication of a Japanese model in Asia, those in favour of a genuine community of equals, and those who see Asia as the only future for Japan and as a solution for the country’s economic and social problems. The paper argues that the evolution and shifting prominence of each trajectory over time...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Modern Asian Studies 48.6 (2014): 1594-1636
DOI: 10.1017/S0026749X13000358


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