Professor Caroline Rose

Professor of Sino-Japanese Relations

+44 (0)113 343 3471

Summary: Contemporary Sino-Japanese relations; nationalism in China and Japan; Sino-Japanese reconciliation; history and citizenship education in China and Japan; Japan's foreign policy

Location: Michael Sadler Building

About Professor Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose has been working in East Asian Studies at Leeds since 1996. Her teaching and research focus on Sino-Japanese relations (with specific reference to the history problem), and various aspects of Japanese and Chinese foreign policy. She is currently working on a monograph comparing history and citizenship education in China and Japan. 

Key Publications 


  • Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future?, RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
  • Interpreting History in Sino-Japanese Relations. Routledge, 1998.

Edited books

  • Sino-Japanese Relations: History, politics, economics and security, Routledge (Critical Concepts in Asian Studies), June 2011

Co-edited books

  • (with Victor Teo) The United States between China and Japan, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012. 
  • (with Iokibe, M., Tomaru J., and Weste, J.) Japan's Diplomacy in the 1950s: From Isolation to Integration, RoutledgeCurzon, 2008.

Book chapters and journal articles

  • ‘Changing Mutual Perceptions in China-Japan Relations: official and popular views’ in Minohara, T., Hon, T.K., and Dawley, E. (eds) The Decade of the Great War: Japan and the Wider World during the 1910s  (Brill, 2014)
  • ‘Changing views of the Anti-Japanese War in Chinese high school history textbooks’ in Morris, P., Vickers, E. and Shimazu N. (eds) Imagining Japan in Post-war East Asia: Identity politics, schooling and political culture (Routledge, 2013).
  •  ‘Discourses on Japan and China in Africa: Mutual Mis-Alignment and the Prospects for Cooperation’ Japanese Studies, 2012, 32(2): 219-236
  • ‘Managing China: Risk and risk management in Japan’s China policy’, Japan Forum, 2010, 22 (1-2): 149-168.

  • 'Reconciliation - the broader context' in Dobson, H. and Kosuge Nobuko (eds) The UK and Japan at War and Peace, RoutledgeCurzon, 2009.
  • 'Sino-Japanese relations and the dangers of new era diplomacy' in Dent, C.M. (ed.) China, Japan and Regional Leadership in East Asia, Edward Elgar, 2008.
  • 'Breaking the Deadlock: Japan's informal diplomacy with China, 1958-9' in Iokibe, M, Rose, C.,  Tomaru J., and  Weste, J. (eds) Japan's Diplomacy in the 1950s: From Isolation to Integration,  RoutledgeCurzon, 2008.
  • 'The Yasukuni Shrine Problem in Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing a Stalemate' in John Breen (ed) Yasukuni, the war dead and the struggle for Japan's past, Hurst & Co, 2007.
  • 'The Battle for Hearts and Minds: Patriotic Education in Japan in the 1990s' in Shimazu, N. (ed.) Nationalism in Modern and Contemporary Japan, RoutledgeCurzon, 2006.
  • 'Japanese Role in PKO and Humanitarian Assistance' in Inoguchi and Jain (eds). Japanese Foreign Policy Today. Palgrave 2001 pp.122-135
  • '"Patriotism is not taboo": nationalism in China and Japan and implications for Sino-Japanese Relations'. Japan Forum 2000 12(2) 169-181.
  • 'The Textbook Issue: Domestic Sources of Japan's Foreign Policy'. Japan Forum 1999 11(2) 205-216. Interpreting History in Sino-Japanese Relations. Routledge 1998.



  • EAST3602 Sino-Japanese Relations (convenor).
  • EAST2322 Politics of Contemporary Japan (convenor).
  • EAST2007 International Relations of Contemporary Japan (convenor).
  • EAST1263 Japan in War and Peace (convenor).
  • EAST3261 Advanced Japanese: Politics and International Relations (convenor).


  • EAST5026M Japan: Politics and International Relations


PhD Supervision

Current supervision covers the following areas:

  • Sino-Japanese relations - the history problem as discourse
  • Sino-Japanese relations - Chinese and Japanese policy making on the Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute.
  • Foreign care workers in Japan (co-supervision with POLIS)
  • Japanese security policy (co-supervision with WREAC)

Guidance on PhDs can be found in the Research Postgraduate pages.

Past PhD Supervisions

  • The Yasukuni Shrine issue in Sino-Japanese relations
  • China-Mongolia relations since the end of the Cold War.
  • Cross-strait relations.
  • Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia.