VYAS Utpal
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/04
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Cool, warm, soft and sharp: paradigms of cultural exchange in Japan–China relations
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal International Journal of Cultural Policy
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Routledge
Total page number 16
Details In the post-war period, relations between Japan and China have veered
between cold and warm. For most of this period, due to historical and
ideological issues, there has been an underlying tension which has prevented
genuinely friendly relations and open cultural exchange between
the two states. However, there have been periods of time when more
open cultural exchanges and free information flows have occurred, and
when genuinely friendly and cooperative relations have seemed possible.
This article first proposes a model of cultural exchange based on types of
information flow between countries. It then reviews zero-sum and nonzero
sum theoretical perspectives on cultural exchange. Using these ideas,
the article then uses several paradigms to characterise cultural exchange
in Japan–China relations, namely people to people, partnership, reciprocity,
soft power and sharp power paradigms, from the post-war era up to
current times.
URL for researchmap https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2020.1752683