Hatred has no future: new thinking on relations with Japan

By: Ma, Licheng
Contributor(s): Oikawa, Junko [Translator] | Japan Institute of international Affairs (JIIA) [Translator]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Japan libraryPublisher: Tokyo Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC) 2020Description: 238 p. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9784866581231Subject(s): China - Foreign relations - Japan | Foreign relation | Politics and governance | International relationDDC classification: 327.51052 Summary: The year was 2002 - the 20th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations, but also a time when relations grew sharply frostier over the prime minister's visit to Yasukuni Shrine. Into this fray dropped Ma Licheng's 'New Thinking on Relations with Japan,' triggering a storm of debate in both China and Japan. Even now, more than a decade after the essay's publication, the New Thinking continues to have a major influence on policy discussions. While Sino-Japanese relations hit new turbulence over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in 2012, the author remains optimistic that the bilateral issues can be resolved rationally and peacefully. Referencing the durability of the postwar peace between France and Germany, he argues that - for their own and the international community's sake - China and Japan can and must find ways to overcome their antagonisms and live in peace as complementary neighbors.
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Originally published in Chinese under the title "Chou hen mei you wei lai: Zhong Ri guan xi xin si wei" by "Hong Kong Open page Publishing" in "2013".
The Japanese translation published under the title "Nikushimi ni mirai wa nai : chunichi kankei shinshiko" by "Iwanami Shoten" in "2014"

Table of contents

An earth-shaking controversy
What was my "New Thinking on Relations with Japan"?
The inspiration behind the "New Thinking" : Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, and their views of Japan
I am not alone on my journey : He Fang, my mentor
Emotions must not be allowed to dictate policy : two great supporters of the New Thinking
Don't hide behind patriotism : was I really beaten up in Hong Kong?
Is it treason to forgive Japan? The Ge Hongbing controversy
Curbing hot-headedness with reason : a letter from Zhu Liang and an article by Yuan Weishi
From "breaking the ice" to a "warm spring" : Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao break the impasse
How the March 11 disaster brought the two countries closer
What is the true nature of the unrest prompted by the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands issue?
Will China and Japan come to blows?
Hatred has no future.

The year was 2002 - the 20th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations, but also a time when relations grew sharply frostier over the prime minister's visit to Yasukuni Shrine. Into this fray dropped Ma Licheng's 'New Thinking on Relations with Japan,' triggering a storm of debate in both China and Japan. Even now, more than a decade after the essay's publication, the New Thinking continues to have a major influence on policy discussions. While Sino-Japanese relations hit new turbulence over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in 2012, the author remains optimistic that the bilateral issues can be resolved rationally and peacefully. Referencing the durability of the postwar peace between France and Germany, he argues that - for their own and the international community's sake - China and Japan can and must find ways to overcome their antagonisms and live in peace as complementary neighbors.

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