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Date of this Version

1-22-2013

Document Type

Conference Paper

Abstract

This paper examines American rhetoric since the late 1990s about the ‘rise of China’ in military and economic terms and compares it to the previous phenomenon of ‘Japan bashing.’ In the 1980s, Americans charged that the Japanese unfair trade practices were costing jobs and hastening America’s decline. While Japan’s stagnant economy in the 1990s eased the bilateral relationship, China became the next rising state of concern. In addition to substantial trade deficits, the PRC is the US’ most formidable military competitor, has an appalling human rights record, and is not an ally. These factors raise the risk of serious conflict.

从20世纪90年代后期起,美国开始发表有关中国军事和经济“崛起”的言论,本文研究了这些言论,并将其与之前“抨击日本”的现象进行比较。20世纪80年代,美国指责日本不公平的贸易措施削减了美国的工作岗位并加速了美国的衰落。20世纪90年代,日本经济陷入滞胀,这缓和了美日双边关系,美国开始把注意力转向中国。除了高企的贸易赤字,中国还是美国在军事上最强大的竞争对手;中国的人权纪录十分可怕,中国也不是美国的盟友。这些因素都增加了爆发严重冲突的风险。

Journal, Book or Conference Title

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

Publication Details

Author Information: Professor Dahl is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received both her M.A. (in International Peace and Conflict Resolution) and Ph.D. (in International Relations) from American University in Washington, D.C. Previously Dr. Dahl received her M.A.R. in Ethics from Yale Divinity School and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Grinnell College. Dr. Dahl’s research focuses on issues of conflict, culture, identity, gender, and politics in East Asia. Her most recent article is “Oil and Water? The Philosophical Commitments of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution,” International Studies Review 14 (June 2012): 240-272.

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