PSU Institute for Asian Studies Presents The Rise of China and the Transformation of U.S.-Japan Relations

by Lynn Moyers on March 13, 2016

A power shift is now taking shape in East Asia.

This is not the first time that the world has undergone hegemonic transitions. But what can the past tell us about what the future holds and how can we prepare for such dynamic change?

A new political order in East Asia is emerging as U.S. dominance in the region wanes. In its place, China, assertive and confident, is eager to extend its sphere of influence. Not content with the status quo, China is challenging the existing order to better accommodate its interests. This can be seen in its rapid military build- up and modernization, artificial island building, and global finance initiatives such as the recently established, China-led, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the IMF’s inclusion of the RMB (Chinese currency) as an international currency. How will the rising “Pax Sinica” impact Pax Americana in East Asia?

With this as a backdrop, Dr. Tosh Minohara, will discuss the evolution of the US-Japan-Asia strategic relationship and the significance of what this transformation means for Asia’s future.

Dr. Tosh Minohara is a leading scholar & author on Japan’s foreign policy and U.S.-Japan relations. He is a frequent commentator for NHK, BBC, National Geographic, and National Public Radio and has appeared in numerous television programs worldwide. He is the author of several books and contributes frequently to major Japanese periodicals & newspapers.

Tue, April 5th, 2016, 3:30  PM
PSU Urban Center Bldg
2nd Fl. Gallery SW 6th Ave. & Mill St. (506 SW Mill St.)
Portland, OR 972015404

Free and open to the public. Please attend this informative event. For more information, click here.

Presented by the Portland State University Institute for Asian Studies

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