Japan-China Relations (Rìběn hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 日本和中国的外交关系)|Rìběn hé Zhōngguó de wàijiāo guānxì 日本和中国的外交关系 (Japan-China Relations)
Douglas R. REYNOLDS
Relations between China and Japan extend back to ancient times, with frequent cultural borrowings travelling in both directions across the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. Scholars divide writings about Japan from pre-Ming years (pre-1368) up to the present into eight phases, within which are four periods described as “high tides,” often brought on by war, when the volume of literature swelled.
Ancient China is better understood today than ever before, thanks to