* This event is co-sponsored by ICAS and Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS).
Professor Nankivell will discuss the findings of her recently released edited volume, Chinese-Japanese Competition in the East Asian Security Complex. She will outline the role that Sino-Japanese competition plays in East Asian security, an area of study largely overlooked in contemporary writing, which tends to focus on either US–China relations or U.S. hegemony. Drawing on her analysis of collapsing dynamics in the East and South China Seas, as well as chapters contributed by leading scholars, the talk aims to offer a multi-dimensional portrait of Chinese-Japanese competition in contemporary Asia. Considering energy competition and rivalry for trade and investment in the 1990s through to more overt military tensions from 2010 onward, this discussion will lend much-needed specificity to our current understanding of the evolving relationship between Asia’s largest players. Ms. Nankivell will explore the nature, agency, timing and location of their rivalry over two decades, as well as its intersection with U.S. regional hegemony.
Kerry Lynn S. Nankivell
Kerry Lynn S. Nankivell is a maritime security specialist with broad expertise in the Asian littoral. She has published on maritime issues including the South China Sea disputes, naval modernization, piracy and other non-traditional challenges. She takes a leading role in DKI APCSS’ maritime programming, in Honolulu and around Asia, leading events from Vladivostok to Mumbai.
Prof. Nankivell came to the DKI APCSS from the Canadian Forces’ Pacific Headquarters in Victoria, B.C., where she served on the staff of Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific. She holds a B.A. (University of British Columbia) and MPhil (Cambridge University). Her writing has appeared in leading publications including Asian Security, Asia Pacific Defense Forum, Ocean Development and International Law, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Journal of the Australian Naval Institute, Canadian Naval Review, Foreign Policy and The Diplomat. She has contributed to major publications: From APEC 2011 to APEC 2012 (2012), Issues for Engagement (2009), Understanding Global Terror (2007), and Why Japan Matters (2005). Her first edited volume, Chinese-Japanese Competition in the East Asian Security Complex: Vying for Influence will be released in 2017.