Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Croft Institute for International Studies

First Advisor

Gang Guo

Relational Format



Sino-Japanese relations have long been characterized by the saying "cold politics, hot economics." Poor political relations are an accepted aspect of Sino-Japanese relations, but are good economic relations necessarily the norm? This thesis seeks to question how nationalism and nationalist sentiment in Japan and China affect economic relations following a key "cold political" dispute (the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island dispute of 2012-2013).


A thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the Croft Institute for International Studies and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.



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