China and Japan are currently experiencing an extremely difficult period in their relationship. Rising tensions over the East China Sea (ECS) are producing a series of negative actions and reactions, exemplifying the typical downward spiral of the security dilemma. Why and how has the ECS become a source of conflict and insecurity, and why have tensions escalated in recent years? Can the challenges posed by the current tensions be turned into opportunities to take China-Japan relations into a more positive direction? Dr. Cui’s lecture will address these questions, place China- Japan relations within emerging regional and international contexts, and offer some policy suggestions for the future. Shunji Cui, PhD is a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Marian University in Indianapolis. She is also Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Dr.
Cui received her PhD in international relations at the London School of Economics. She was raised in China and lived in Japan for 10 years.
Dr. Cui's presentation is part of the Ithaca College Honor's Program Speakers Series on the International Scholarly Conversation. The event is sponsored by the IC Honors Program.
Feel free to also join Dr. Cui when she discusses this and other topics with the Honors course on Tuesday at 3pm in Friends 209.