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The lessons of 1914 for East Asia today: missing the trees for the forest

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The importance of World War I for understanding contemporary East Asia lies not in the ubiquitous analogy drawn between Anglo-German antagonism and contemporary U.S.-China relations, but rather in the more specific lessons the period preceding its outbreak offers concerning the sources of instability and conflict among states. More precisely, these lessons relate to the challenges posed by complex security arrangements, the dual-edged nature of nationalism, and the dangerous dynamics that can...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1162/ISEC_a_00165

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Security Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
1
Pages:
7-43
Publication date:
2014-07-01
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EISSN:
1531-4804
ISSN:
0162-2889
Source identifiers:
562519
Language:
English
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pubs:562519
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uuid:36295932-b19f-4270-a277-ac9521d30ffd
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pubs:562519
Deposit date:
2015-11-04

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