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Japan and China: Troubled waters
- James Manicom (Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Canada)
The territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has repeatedly strained Sino-Japanese relations. However, the tensions over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are only a part of a long history of both conflict and cooperation in maritime relations between Japan and China. Based on his new book Bridging Troubled Waters, James Manicom will examine the cooperative history between China and Japan at sea and explains the conditions under which two rivals can manage disputes over issues that are often correlated with war. Manicom advances an approach that offers a trade-off between the most important stakes in the disputed maritime area with a view to establishing a stable maritime order in the East China Sea.
Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Canada
James Manicom is a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Canada. Previously, he held fellowships at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation in Tokyo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. James’ current research explores Arctic governance, East Asian security, and China’s role in ocean governance. His first book, Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan and Maritime Order in the East China Sea will be published in the Spring of 2014 by Georgetown University Press.