Ezra Vogels China and JapanIt is more than just the definitive book about the two great powers of Asia, whose relationship he describes as "tense, dangerous, deep and complicated". For Vogel, who has been one of the most outstanding scholars in East Asia for decades, it is largely the result of a life's work.
Vogel speaks and reads Chinese and Japanese and is well networked in high-ranking political and academic circles in both countries. This not only gives him a first-hand familiarity with the intensity of the feeling that often overwhelms efforts to bring Beijing-Tokyo political relations back to a balanced level. Vogel has long been trying to build a better understanding between the two nations.
Vogel has no claim to act as a bridge between two ancient cultures that h...
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