The Diplomatic Relations Between China and Japan Since Russo-Japanese War
The relations between China and Japan in a political or diplomatic sense are only of modern origin. During long centuries the dealings between these two countries were very unimportant, if not non-existent. Nippon, in the first instance, had borrowed from the Middle Kingdom her literature, her arts, her fashion and her philosophies. Thus the kimono is only the Chinese dress of the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-907).