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Dr Casper Wits

Dr Casper Wits

Research Associate

Office Phone: 01223 335156

Subject groups/Research projects

Japanese Studies:

Research Interests

- Sino-Japanese relations

- Cold War History

- International and Diplomatic History

- Chinese foreign policy

- Japanese foreign policy

Key Publications


"The Japan Group: Managing China’s People’s Diplomacy Toward Japan in the 1950s." East Asia: An International Quarterly (2016): 91-110.

"Cultural Relations within Sino-Japanese ‘People’s Diplomacy’: Nakajima Kenzō and the Japan-China Cultural Exchange Association." Sino-Japanese Studies 23 (2016): 1-30.

"Sino-Japanese relations in the year 1958: steps toward reconciliation." Journal of Global Studies, Vol. 5 (2015): 119-131.

 Book Chapter:

“The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy” in Daniel Johanson, Tsunghan Wu, and Jie Li, eds., New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World: National, Transnational, and International.  UK: E-International Relations Publishing, 2018 [forthcoming].