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Date of this Version

12-18-2012

Document Type

Conference Paper

Abstract

The United States’ pivot to Asia is spurring a new round of military competition in the Asia‑Pacific region. This paper argues that this is doing more harm than good to the long‑term relationship between the United States and Asian nations, particularly between the United States and China. Money could be saved from the military efforts to focus on a civic pivot to build stronger intercultural bonds between the United States and Asia. Proposed measures include the creation of more rigorous educational programs on Asian languages and civilizations for Americans to cultivate a deeper understanding of and identification with Asian civilizations.

美国将轴心定位于亚洲,刺激了亚太地区展开新一轮的军事竞赛。本文认为,这种做法对于美国和亚洲国家的长期关系,尤其是美中之间的长期关系弊大于利。从减少军事行动节约出的资金可以投入民事方面,用以建立美国与亚洲之间更加牢固的跨文化纽带。推荐的措施包括,推出更为严格的亚洲语言和文化教育项目,来帮助美国人更好的了解亚洲文明、认同亚洲文明。

Journal, Book or Conference Title

East Asia Security Symposium and Conference 东亚安全座谈谈论会

Publication Details

Author Information: Dr. Wenshan Jia, Professor, Director, Asian Studies Program (PhD., University of Massachusetts at Amherst) specializes in Communication Theory and Methods with emphasis on Intercultural/Global Communication, more specifically on communication between East Asia and the West. He holds the Wang-Fradkin Professorship for 2005-2007, which is the highest award given by Chapman University for faculty research. He is the recipient of The Early Career Award from The International Academy for Intercultural Research, as well as several other awards for his scholarly publications. Jia has been acknowledged by a couple of student clubs at Chapman University for his contribution to global education and his impact on student academic experience. He often acts both as a professional reviewer as well as an expert on the related media both at home and abroad.

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