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The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
Author : Anna Costa
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-09-27
ISBN 10 : 135138970X
Pages : 214 pages
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This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book explains that while increasing nationalism in both China and Japan helps to fuel and sustain the dispute, a key factor is that the leaderships in both countries find competition over the islands to be a convenient vehicle supporting their wider approach to foreign and security policy, which is becoming increasingly assertive and potentially belligerent.

The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute
Author : Martin Lohmeyer
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2008
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 494 pages
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The Dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
Author : Thomas A. Hollihan
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date : 2014-08-07
ISBN 10 : 9781137443359
Pages : 328 pages
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The book examines the controversy between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands. Although the islands are described in US media as unpopulated specks of land, in both China and Japan they are seen as vital parts of the motherland. Japan claims that it 'discovered' these unclaimed islands in the late 19th century and annexed them to Okinawa. Conversely, China says that these islands have been Chinese for centuries and that Japan seized them during its period of imperial expansion. The book dissects the historical narratives of the islands, investigating the ways in which these stories have shaped each nation's understanding of the dispute. It also investigates how both traditional and social media discussed the controversy. Chapter in the book analyze how governments used the media to reach domestic and international audiences, fueling public passions and escalating the risk of war.

Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations
Author : Unryu Suganuma
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release Date : 2001-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780824824938
Pages : 318 pages
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"This volume contains much of interest for historians of modern China and Japan as well as for political scientists looking for new insights into international relations and Sino-Japanese interactions."--BOOK JACKET.

Securitization and De-securitization in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Territorial Dispute
Author : Lukas K. Danner
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2014
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 29 pages
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The Dispute Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
Author : T. Hollihan
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2014-08-07
ISBN 10 : 1137443367
Pages : 317 pages
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The small unpopulated islands in the East China Sea that the Chinese call the Diaoyu and the Japanese call the Senkaku, have long been a source of contention. This volume will undertake an examination of the controversy as it plays out in legacy and new social media in China, Japan, and the West.

China and Japan at Odds
Author : J. Hsiung
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2007-09-17
ISBN 10 : 023060711X
Pages : 234 pages
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This book is a penetrating study of the long conflict between China and Japan. Drawing upon history, geopolitics and geoeconomics, this volume examines these important Asian powers at the bilateral, regional, and global levels. Contributors examine issues including oil feuds, the Taiwan factor, and implications for U.S. interests in Asia Pacific.

The Senkaku Paradox
Author : Michael E. O'Hanlon
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Release Date : 2019-04-30
ISBN 10 : 0815736908
Pages : 272 pages
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America needs better options for resolving potential crises In recent years, the Pentagon has elevated its concerns about Russia and China as potential military threats to the United States and its allies. But what issues could provoke actual conflict between the United States and either country? And how could such a conflict be contained before it took the world to the brink of thermonuclear catastrophe, as was feared during the cold war? Defense expert Michael O'Hanlon wrestles with these questions in this insightful book, setting them within the broader context of hegemonic change and today's version of great-power competition. The book examines how a local crisis could escalate into a broader and much more dangerous threat to peace. What if, for example, Russia's “little green men” seized control of a community, like Narva or an even smaller town in Estonia, now a NATO ally? Or, what if China seized one of the uninhabited Senkaku islands now claimed and administered by Japan, or imposed a partial blockade of Taiwan? Such threats are not necessarily imminent, but they are far from inconceivable. Washington could be forced to choose, in these and similar cases, between risking major war to reverse the aggression, and appeasing China or Russia in ways that could jeopardize the broader global order. O'Hanlon argues that the United States needs a better range of options for dealing with such risks to peace. He advocates “integrated deterrence,” which combines military elements with economic warfare. The military components would feature strengthened forward defenses as well as, possibly, limited military options against Russian or Chinese assets in other theaters. Economic warfare would include offensive elements, notably sanctions, as well as measures to ensure the resilience of the United States and allies against possible enemy reprisal. The goal is to deter war through a credible set of responses that are more commensurate than existing policy with the stakes involved in such scenarios.

The Origins of JapaneseCChinese Territorial Dispute
Author : Tadayoshi Murata
Publisher : World Scientific
Release Date : 2016-06-17
ISBN 10 : 9814749125
Pages : 352 pages
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Most books on the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute between China and Japan are authored by either Chinese who argue that the islands belong to China or by Japanese who contend that the islands are rightfully Japan's. This book is the first of its kind — by a Japanese who supports China's claim or vice versa. Written by one of the foremost historians on Sino–Japanese relations, Tadayoshi Murata, Professor Emeritus from Japan's Yokohama National University, delves into the Japanese archives and uncovers evidence that shows Japan's ownership of the disputed islands is historically untenable. Given the current impasse surrounding the islands, Professor Murata suggests, as a way out, the two sides jointly manage the disputed territories based on mutual understanding. It is a must-read for those interested in Sino–Japanese relations, especially the history of the disputed islands, and the future of the two countries. Contents: About the AuthorIntroduction: The Importance of a Calm, Objective StandpointThe Tripartite Relationship between the Ryukyus, China, and JapanThe 36 Islands of RyukyuEast Asian Upheavals and the Ryukyu KingdomFrom Tokugawa Shogunate to Meiji RestorationNishimura Sutezo, 1885Victory in the First Sino–Japanese War and Clandestine OccupationFramework for the Treaty of Shimonoseki Drafted in JanuaryAssessing the Japanese Government's Basic Viewpoints AppendixAfterword Readership: Readers who are interested in the Japanese–Chinese territorial dispute on Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and Sino–Japan relations.

Bridging Troubled Waters
Author : James Manicom
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Release Date : 2014-03-14
ISBN 10 : 162616035X
Pages : 280 pages
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Sino-Japanese relations have been repeatedly strained by the territorial dispute over a group of small islands, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in China. The rich fishing grounds, key shipping lanes, and perhaps especially, potentially rich oil deposits around the islands exacerbate this dispute in a confluence of resource pressures, growing nationalism, and rising military spending in the region. Bridging Troubled Waters reminds us that the tensions over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands are only a part of a long history of both conflict and cooperation in maritime relations between Japan and China. James Manicom examines the cooperative history between China and Japan at sea and explains the conditions under which two rivals can manage disputes over issues such as territory, often correlated with war. China and Japan appear incapable of putting history behind them, are poised on the brink of a strategic rivalry, and seem at risk of falling into an unintentional war over disputed maritime claims. Bridging Troubled Waters challenges this view by offering a case-by-case analysis of how China and Japan have managed maritime tensions since the dispute erupted in 1970. The author advances an approach that offers a trade-off between the most important stakes in the disputed maritime area with a view to establishing a stable maritime order in the East China Sea. The book will be of interest to policymakers, academics, and regional specialists in Asia, security studies, and international conflict and cooperation.

Lessons from the Disturbed Waters
Author : Hui-Yi Katherine Tseng
Publisher : World Scientific
Release Date : 2015-06-22
ISBN 10 : 9814632856
Pages : 240 pages
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Although the flare-up of tensions in East Asia over the disputed islands, which are alternatively called Diaoyu (China), Diaoyutai (Taiwan) and Senkaku (Japan), seems to be ever more frequent, it has not always been the case. Lessons from the Disturbed Waters traces the origin of the issue back to when it first surfaced in the 1970s. The book explains the positions of the claimants, China, Japan and Taiwan, and explores the reasons why they have taken such positions over the past few decades. Unlike the other books which analyse the disputes predominantly from a geopolitical perspective, this books tries to do so mainly from the perspectives of international law, conflict management, negotiation strategies, and history. Readers will get to see an interesting dynamism played out among the three actors which are directly involved and the influence of extra-regional stakeholders such as the US over the disputes. While the disputes are still evolving, the author hopes this book can shed new light on the intricacies and complexities of the disputes and can provide some threads for further in-depth discussions. Contents:IntroductionChina's Positions:China's PositionsHistorical ArgumentsIssue-Linkage with TaiwanChallenges to Fishing in the East China SeaIssues with Other Claimants' Positions:The Sovereignty MythJapan's PositionsIssues and Challenges on the Sea:China's Law Enforcement Agency on the SeaRe-Contemplation from the View of Conflict ManagementOther Emerging Challenges:Epilogue Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, academics, researchers, foreign affairs analysts, and readers interested in East Asia's maritime territorial disputes. Key Features:Analyzes the Diaoyu/Diaoyutai/Senkaku disputes from new angles, with special emphasis on the roles of international law, conflict management, and negotiation strategies and practicesChallenges traditional perceptions or understandings of important concepts such as sovereignty, identity, and history with regards to the Diaoyu/Diaoyutai/Senkaku disputesSheds new light on an emerging form of international dispute settlement and regional and international cooperation model for territorial water disputes in East and Southeast AsiaKeywords:China;Japan;Taiwan;US;Diaoyu;Senkaku;Diaoyutai;Okinawa;Sovereignty;Territorial Disputes;Maritime Territorial Disputes;Conflict Management;UNCLOS;International Law;East China Sea;South China Sea;Nationalism;Fishery

The China-Japan Border Dispute
Author : Professor Kimie Hara,Professor Tim F Liao,Dr Krista Wiegand
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date : 2015-06-28
ISBN 10 : 1472442997
Pages : 208 pages
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Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this volume offers a rare forum for a serious analysis of the territorial dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands between China and Japan. The volume deconstructs conflicting perspectives on the two sides of the dispute. Cutting through the political rhetoric on both sides of the controversy, this book analyzes the relevant history, international law, multilateral relations, political agendas, and social and collective memory, to shed light on this difficult dispute. Taken together, the chapters of the book propose short-term, medium-term, and long-term peaceful solutions for going beyond the impasse of the current territorial dispute.

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes
Author : Godfrey Baldacchino
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-04-28
ISBN 10 : 1317158229
Pages : 230 pages
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Since the coming into force of the United Nations Law of the Sea, states have been targeting outlying islands to expand their exclusive economic zones, simultaneously stirring up strident nationalism when such plans clash with those of neighbouring states. No such actions have brought the world closer to the brink of war than the ongoing face-off between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, an uninhabited archipelago in the East China Sea. In this timely and original book, Godfrey Baldacchino provides a detailed exploration of seven tried and tested solution protocols that have led to innovative 'win-win' solutions to island disputes over the last four centuries. A closer look at the circumstances and processes that brought contending regional powers to an honourable, even mutually advantageous, settlement over islands provides a convincing and original argument as to why the conflict over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands need not conclude in a ‘zero-sum’ or 'winner takes all' solution, as is the likely outcome of both open conflict and international arbitration. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners concerned with the festering Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute, as well as students, scholars and policy specialists in geography, geopolitics, international relations, conflict studies, island studies, Asian studies and history.

The Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands Dispute
Author : Han-yi Shaw
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1999
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 148 pages
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Assessing Maritime Disputes in East Asia
Author : Barthelemy Courmont,Frederic Lasserre,Eric Mottet
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2017-04-28
ISBN 10 : 1317177975
Pages : 244 pages
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Combining practical and theoretical approaches, this book addresses the political, legal and economic implications of maritime disputes in East Asia. The maritime disputes in East Asia have multiplied over the past few years, in parallel with the economic growth of the countries in the region, the rise of nationalist movements, fears and sometimes fantasies regarding the emergence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a global power, increasing military expenses, as well as speculations regarding the potential resources in various disputed islands. These disputes, however, are not new and some have been the subject of contention and the cause of friction for decades, if not centuries in a few cases. Offering a robust analysis, this volume explores disputes through the different lenses of political science, international law, history and geography, and introduces new approaches in particular to the four important disputes concerning Dokdo/Takeshima, Senkaku/Diaoyu, Paracels and Spratlys. Utilising a comparative approach, this book identifies transnational trends that occur in the different cases and, therefore, at the regional level, and aims to understand whether the resurgence of maritime disputes in East Asia may be studied on a case by case basis, or should be analysed as a regional phenomenon with common characteristics. This book will be of interest to students of Asian Politics, Maritime Security, International Security, Geopolitics and International Relations in general.

Japan's Island Troubles with China and Korea
Author : Victor Teo,Haruko Satoh
Publisher : Routledge 2019
Release Date : 2018
ISBN 10 : 9781351619028
Pages : 149 pages
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This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute between Japan and China and the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute between Japan and Korea, in order to offer new perspectives on the possible approaches towards amelioration and resolution of these conflicts. Japan's Island Troubles with China and Korea addresses the prospects of and challenges to achieving resolutions in the island disputes, rather than focusing solely on the origins and the political roles they play in the domestic politics of the three nations. Furthermore, in taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book transcends existing studies, which focus on the domestic contexts of the disputes, and therefore avoids the pitfalls of nationalistic narratives. Instead, this book fills a theoretical and methodological lacuna in the academic literature, exploring how the islands could become a point of co-operation, rather than contention. Providing a fresh examination of Japan's relations with its two closest neighbours, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of Asian politics and international relations, security studies, and Asia-Pacific studies more generally.

The Diaoyu Islands
Author : Hail-Lin Zheng
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2020-06-01
ISBN 10 : 012814016X
Pages : 480 pages
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The Diaoyu Islands: A Historical and Legal Study from a Chinese Perspective examines the issue of the Islands in the context of Chinese and Western maritime history, including knowledge and research methods from a wide variety of fields, including linguistics, geography, textual criticism of historical sources, tectonics and the principles of international law that are applied for a holistic and in-depth analysis. In particular, the rigorous analysis of a large number of historical maps is especially valuable as a supplement to the textual sources examined. Examines a large number of primary sources relating to the Islands Includes information from both textual materials and maps that date from the 15th to the 20th century from China, Japan, Ryukyu and Europe Presents professional knowledge and research methods from a wide range of disciplines, such as history and international law Provides a large number of valuable maps in the author’s personal collection that are presented for the first time in English, with concomitant analysis

Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations
Author : Unryu Suganuma
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release Date : 2001-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780824824938
Pages : 318 pages
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"This volume contains much of interest for historians of modern China and Japan as well as for political scientists looking for new insights into international relations and Sino-Japanese interactions."--BOOK JACKET.

Asia in International Relations
Author : Pinar Bilgin,L.H.M. Ling
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2017-02-01
ISBN 10 : 1317153790
Pages : 208 pages
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Asia in International Relations decolonizes conventional understandings and representations of Asia in International Relations (IR). This book opens by including all those geographical and cultural linkages that constitute Asia today but are generally ignored by mainstream IR. Covering the Indian subcontinent, Turkey, the Mediterranean, Iran, the Arab world, Ethiopia, and Central-Northeast-Southeast Asia, the volume draws on rich literatures to develop our understanding of power relations in the world’s largest continent. Contributors "de-colonize", "de-imperialize", and "de-Cold War" the region to articulate an alternative narrative about Asia, world politics, and IR. This approach reframes old problems in new ways with the possibility of transforming them, rather than recycling the same old approaches with the same old "intractable" outcomes.

Chinese National Identity and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute
Author : Olivier Teernstra
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2013
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 193 pages
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This study offers a contribution to understandings of contemporary Chinese national identity by examining discourse and action in the People's Republic of China engendered by the territorial dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands from 1972 to 2012. The approach taken in this study sees Chinese national identity as a continuous process of interaction between official and unofficial voices. The operation of this process, the dynamics of this interaction, is explored through an historical analysis of the developments of the Diaoyu dispute, contextualised alongside relevant case studies. I argue that regime legitimacy in China continues to be challenged by an increasingly empowered popular voice. The substantive content of Chinese national identity, the meaning of being Chinese, is explored by listening to official and unofficial voices during the 2012 anti-Japanese demonstrations in China triggered by the Diaoyu dispute. I argue that two distinct facets of contemporary Chinese national identity were manifest: first, socially-constructed collective memory of Japanese atrocities, kept sensitive and volatile by official and unofficial voices and by the psychological pressures of China's tense and fragile socio-political environment. Second, deep frustration and disillusionment with society, the status quo and the regime. I argue that the motivations behind these streams of frustration and anger are indivisible and interdependent.