June Teufel Dreyer, a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, will be recognized by the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals for her book on Sino-Japanese relations this summer.
Dreyer, who teaches courses on China, U.S. defense policy, and international relations, will be honored at an award ceremony in Japan on July 5; the prize also includes a gift of $10,000. Since its inception in 2014, the Kokkiken Japan Study Award recognizes academics and experts for their continued studies in Japan-related fields in the areas of politics, national security, diplomacy, history, education and culture, among others.
Dreyer’s book, “Middle Kingdom & Empire of Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present,” details the resentful, troublesome, and at times, dangerous relationship between China and Japan from as early as 7th century AD. It also illustrates the centuries of Sino-Japanese relations and emphasizes how Japan and China took turns dominating, and on occasion, learning from the other.