The Challenge of Change

The Challenge of Change

East Asia in the New Millennium (RPPS 44)

David Arase, ed.

Publication date: 2003
ISBN-13 (print): 978-1-55729-079-3
ISBN-10 (print): 1-55729-079-2

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This volume is a festschrift for Chalmers Johnson by students and colleagues inspired by his penetrating insight into East Asian affairs, his careful attention to context, and his academic rigor and integrity. It may also be read as a collection of essays organized around a fundamental premise in contemporary East Asian political affairs: the East Asian project of modernity that has yet to be completed. Section 1 is on socialism's failure in China; section 2, the demise of Japan's capitalist model of development; section 3, reconciling the divided nations of China and Korea; section 4, the U.S. role in the region; and section 5, Johnson's scholarship.

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This volume is a festschrift in honor of Chalmers Johnson by former students and colleagues. The essays are organized around the theme of the East Asian project of modernity.
Marie Anchordoguy is associate professor of East Asian studies and chair of the Japan Studies Program at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
David Arase is associate professor of politics at Pomona College, Claremont, California.
Richard Baum is professor of political science and director of the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA.
Herbert P. Bix is a professor of history and sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Lonny E. Carlile is an associate professor of Asian studies with the Center for Japanese Studies and the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Maria Hsia Chang, professor of political science at the University of Nevada, received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mikyun Chin is associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Ajou University, Republic of Korea.
Bruce Cumings teaches international history, modern Korean history, and East Asian political economy at the University of Chicago.
Teruo Gotoda is professor at Soai University, Osaka, Japan.
Toshiya Kitayama is professor at the School of Law, Kwansei Gakuin University.
Kongdan (Katy) Oh is a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Suzanne Pepper is a Hong Kong–based writer. Her recent publications include Radicalism and Education Reform in Twentieth Century China (Cambridge, 1996, 2000).
Koji Taira, native of Okinawa, is professor emeritus of economics and industrial relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Peggy Takahashi is associate professor of management at the University of San Francisco's School of Business and Management.
Danny Unger teaches in the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University.
Lynn T. White III teaches in the Politics Department, Woodrow Wilson School, and East Asian Studies Program at Princeton.


Pages: 390
Language: English
Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
OCLC: 52269373

David Arase, ed.

David Arase is currently resident professor of international politics at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing University. Before that, he was professor of politics at Pomona College, Claremont, CA. He is the author of Buying Power: The Political Economy of Japan's Foreign Aid (1995), co-editor of The US-Japan Alliance: Balancing Soft and Hard Power in East Asia (2009), and editor of The Challenge of Change: East Asian in the New Millennium (IEAS, 2003).


B.A. in Liberal Arts, Cornell University; M.A. in International Relations, Johns Hopkins School of International Studies; Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

The Challenge of Change (RPPS 44)

Preface – vii
Contributors – ix

Introduction – 1

SECTION ONE: Postsocialist China – 15

  1. 1. Present Nationalism and Communist Power – 19
        Richard Baum
  2. 2. The Revival of Chinese Millenarian Movements: The Case of Falun Gong – 38
        Maria Hsia Chang
  4. SECTION TWO: The Demise of the East Asian Developmental State – 61
  6. 3. The Heuristic Value of the Developmental State Model as Applied to Southeast Asia – 67
  7.     Danny Unger
  8. 4. The "Free Economy" and the Developmental State: The Changing Ideology and Politics of Japanese Organized Business, 1965–1980 – 91
        Lonny E. Carlile
  9. 5. Japan's Developmental State in the 1990s and Beyond: Has Industrial Policy Outlived Its Usefulness? – 113
        Marie Anchordoguy
  10. 6. Japan: From Miracle to Mediocrity – 134
        Teruo Gotoda
  11. 7. How Japan Can Move toward a Third Major Reform – 156
        Peggy K. Takahashi and Toshiya Kitayama
  13. SECTION THREE: The Normalization of East Asian Relations? – 173
  15. 8. Hong Kong and the Challenge of Chinese Reunification for U.S.-China Policy – 178
  16.     Suzanne Pepper
  17. 9. Civil Society in South Korean Democratization – 201
        Mikyung Chin
  18. 10. South Korea's Foreign Policy: A Dolphin among Whales? – 215
        Kongdan (Katy) Oh
  19. 11. Sino-Japanese Relations in Transition – 235
        David Arase
  21. SECTION FOUR: History Restarted, or Deferred? The U.S. Role in Asia – 253
  23. 12. The Continuation of the Cold War and the Advent of American Militarism – 259
  24.     Chalmers Johnson
  25. 13. The Okinawa Factor in U.S.-Japan Relations – 273
        Koji Taira
  26. 14. In Search of Emperor Hirohito: Decision Making and Ideology in Imperial Japan – 298
        Herbert P. Bix
  27. 15. Occurrence at No Gun Ri Bridge: An Inquiry into the History and Memory of a Civil War – 311
        Bruce Cumings
  29. SECTION FIVE: A Final Tribute to Chalmers Johnson – 337
  31. 16. Functional Stories: Uses for Communist, Developmental, Military, and Individualist Ideologies – 341
  32.     Lynn T. White III
  34. Chronological Bibliography of Chalmers Johnson's Published Works – 373