How Historians May Explain the 'East Asian Peace'

Conference paper

Tønnesson, Stein (2008) How Historians May Explain the 'East Asian Peace', presented at 49th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, 26-29 March.

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The paper discusses how historians may go about seeking to explain that there has been so relatively little war in the East Asian region since 1979, after a period of three decades when East Asia was the world's most war prone region, despite the fact that many serious territorial disputes remain, and that only some of the East Asian countries have made the transition to a democratic political system.

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