Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
The Rise of China and Japan’s New Security Strategy
UC Berkeley's Center for Chinese Studies hosts a talk with Narushige Michishita
Speaker/Performer: Narushige Michishita, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Sponsor: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
Japan's most important security policy goal is to create an environment under which China's rise will be peaceful and cooperative. In strategic terms, maintaining the balance of power in the region and creating crisis prevention and management mechanisms are the most effective means of achieving this.
To this end, Japan is taking three important steps. First, it is restructuring its defense establishment while seeking to create a crisis prevention mechanism with China. Second, it is reinforcing cooperation with the United States. Finally, it is strengthening partnership with Australia, ASEAN countries, and India.
Narushige Michishita is Japan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Asia Program and simultaneously professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. Previously, he served as senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Ministry of Defense and assistant counsellor at the Cabinet Secretariat for Security and Crisis Management of the Government of Japan. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, his works include North Korea's Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009). He is fluent in Japanese and Korean.
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The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.