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Pacific Conflicts: China, Japan and the U.S.

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The China-Japan territorial dispute is becoming increasingly dangerous. Nationalism animates both sides and, when put together with China's new assertiveness and Japan's aspirations for 'normalcy', the prospects rise for a serious confrontation. U.S. security ties to Japan put it in the middle of this situation. What is the path forward? Is a more pronounced military conflict on the horizon in Pacific waters? 

Join a distinguished panel of experts on East Asian geopolitics for this forum and mini conference as they look at current and historical trends in the region and offer a broader context for understanding both the big picture issues and impending flashpoints. The program will include Mark Selden (Senior Research Associate, East Asia Program at Cornell University, and a Coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus; and author of Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance); Satoko Norimatsu (Director of the Peace Philosophy Center, Vancouver and Director of Vancouver Save Article 9); and Mel Gurtov (Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University; Editor-in-Chief, Asian Perspective; and author of Will This Be China's Century?). 


Free for World Affairs Council members; $5 general public. Registration required.

Cosponsored by The NW China Council and The Oregon - China Sister State Relations Council



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