Economic nationalism in favor of globalization: post-war Japan and post-reform China

Zeying WU*

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By looking into the economic policies of post-war Japan and post-reform China two state-led economies famous for its protectionism, this chapter reveals the role of globalization in their economic development and the fact that nationalism is the motivational force behind the global strategies of both economies. Drawing on historical archives and secondary analysis, the author argues that state-led economies would favour globalization when the global market favours them and that there is no logical dilemma between nationalism and globalization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Nationalism
EditorsLiah GREENFELD, Zeying WU
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781789903447
ISBN (Print)9781789903430
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSocial and Political Science 2020
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.


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