The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands

The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands
Author: T. Hollihan
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2015-12-19
ISBN 10: 9781349495344
ISBN 13: 1349495344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Book Review:

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.

Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino Japanese Relations

Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino Japanese Relations
Author: Unryu Suganuma
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2001-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780824824938
ISBN 13: 0824824938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino Japanese Relations Book Review:

"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.

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute
Author: Balazs Szanto
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 9780367890797
ISBN 13: 0367890798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute Book Review:

This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute from a foreign policy perspective, focusing on three key stakeholders: China, Japan and the United States. The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute is a prominent territorial dispute between China and Japan. This book critically assesses that dispute in a pragmatic, policy-oriented manner. The central question of the work focuses on the various military (direct invasion, coercion) and non-military (bilateral negotiations, binding and non-binding third-party options and delaying) foreign policy avenues available to China to pursue its key interests over the disputed islands. To compare and contrast these different options, the book employs a qualitative rational-choice framework. This allows for a critical analysis on the merits and demerits of various options and to anticipate China's potential course of action based on the principle that China is expected to act in a rational manner. This research offers two main contributions. First, it adopts a security-focused approach to complement the economic-focused works on the subject. Second, it critically examines the various foreign policy options as opposed to offering an avenue based on purely theoretical assumptions. While the work concludes that a delaying/status quo approach is rational for all parties involved, it highlights alternative policy avenues that can build on the conclusion of the rational-choice analysis. Through this it seeks to address the possibility of escalation and de-escalation on the East China Sea and highlights the critical role pro-active foreign policy making plays in averting a negative outcome of the dispute. This book will be of much interest to students of Chinese Foreign Policy, Asian Politics, Security Studies and International Relations.

The China Japan Conflict over the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands

The China Japan Conflict over the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands
Author: Anna Costa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-09-27
ISBN 10: 135138970X
ISBN 13: 9781351389709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The China Japan Conflict over the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Book Review:

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 Senkaku Paradox

The Senkaku Paradox
Author: Michael E. O'Hanlon
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 0815736908
ISBN 13: 9780815736905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Senkaku Paradox Book Review:

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.

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes
Author: Godfrey Baldacchino
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN 10: 1317158229
ISBN 13: 9781317158226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Book Review:

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.

Lessons from the Disturbed Waters

Lessons from the Disturbed Waters
Author: Hui-Yi Katherine Tseng
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN 10: 9814632856
ISBN 13: 9789814632850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons from the Disturbed Waters Book Review:

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 Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Dispute

The Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Dispute
Author: Martin Lohmeyer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:244004995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands

The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands
Author: T. Hollihan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN 10: 1137443367
ISBN 13: 9781137443366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Book Review:

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 Japan and Senkaku Islands

China  Japan  and Senkaku Islands
Author: Monika Chansoria
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN 10: 135101143X
ISBN 13: 9781351011433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Japan and Senkaku Islands Book Review:

Tracing the genesis of the Senkaku Islands in the memoirs of history, and its potential future, in the backdrop of the East China Sea’s brewing dispute, this book chronicles the journey of Sino-Japanese relations in the explicit context of the Senkaku Islands. The evolving power transition dynamics in East Asia render Washington the lynchpin of Tokyo’s diplomatic and security strategy, and vice versa. Conversely, China is abrasively displaying an almost predictable geo-strategic pattern and strategy of enforcing territorial claims across Asia, keeping it just below the threshold of provoking conflict, whilst testing the tenacity of existential status quoist norms. Consequentially, the need to steer Asia towards a regional order that maintains stability in the power equilibrium, thereby challenging a visibly coercive Sino-centric vision of the future Asia, especially within the Indo-Pacific, has become far more manifest than ever before. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute
Author: Balazs Szanto
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 1351601733
ISBN 13: 9781351601733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute Book Review:

This book examines the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute from a foreign policy perspective, focusing on three key stakeholders: China, Japan and the United States. The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute is a prominent territorial dispute between China and Japan. This book critically assesses that dispute in a pragmatic, policy-oriented manner. The central question of the work focuses on the various military (direct invasion, coercion) and non-military (bilateral negotiations, binding and non-binding third-party options and delaying) foreign policy avenues available to China to pursue its key interests over the disputed islands. To compare and contrast these different options, the book employs a qualitative rational-choice framework. This allows for a critical analysis on the merits and demerits of various options and to anticipate China’s potential course of action based on the principle that China is expected to act in a rational manner. This research offers two main contributions. First, it adopts a security-focused approach to complement the economic-focused works on the subject. Second, it critically examines the various foreign policy options as opposed to offering an avenue based on purely theoretical assumptions. While the work concludes that a delaying/status quo approach is rational for all parties involved, it highlights alternative policy avenues that can build on the conclusion of the rational-choice analysis. Through this it seeks to address the possibility of escalation and de-escalation on the East China Sea and highlights the critical role pro-active foreign policy making plays in averting a negative outcome of the dispute. This book will be of much interest to students of Chinese Foreign Policy, Asian Politics, Security Studies and International Relations.

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes
Author: Godfrey Baldacchino
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN 10: 1317158237
ISBN 13: 9781317158233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Book Review:

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 China Japan Border Dispute

The China Japan Border Dispute
Author: Tim F. Liao,Kimie Hara,Krista Wiegand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 131703855X
ISBN 13: 9781317038559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The China Japan Border Dispute Book Review:

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. To understand the complexity of the dispute and to find peaceful solutions, we must reach beyond the confines of a single discipline and perspective. The volume deconstructs conflicting perspectives on the two sides of the dispute. Territorial disputes often become symbolic expressions of nationalistic rivalries, particularly as political claims for territories escalate and economic competition for resources between countries intensifies. Cutting through the political rhetoric on both sides of the controversy and bringing together a group of eight scholars from the disciplines of history, international relations, law, political science, and sociology, 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.

The Diaoyutai Senkaku Islands Dispute

The Diaoyutai Senkaku Islands Dispute
Author: Han-yi Shaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028975063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assessing Maritime Disputes in East Asia

Assessing Maritime Disputes in East Asia
Author: Barthelemy Courmont,Frederic Lasserre,Eric Mottet
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-04-28
ISBN 10: 1317177975
ISBN 13: 9781317177975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing Maritime Disputes in East Asia Book Review:

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.

Bridging Troubled Waters

Bridging Troubled Waters
Author: James Manicom
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 162616035X
ISBN 13: 9781626160354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging Troubled Waters Book Review:

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.

The Origins of JapaneseCChinese Territorial Dispute

The Origins of JapaneseCChinese Territorial Dispute
Author: Tadayoshi Murata
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN 10: 9814749125
ISBN 13: 9789814749121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of JapaneseCChinese Territorial Dispute Book Review:

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.

Japan s Island Troubles with China and Korea

Japan s Island Troubles with China and Korea
Author: Victor Teo,Haruko Satoh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780367583873
ISBN 13: 0367583879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan s Island Troubles with China and Korea Book Review:

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.

To Whom Belong the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Under Public International Law

To Whom Belong the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Under Public International Law
Author: Martin Lohmeyer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9783832522124
ISBN 13: 3832522123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Whom Belong the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Under Public International Law Book Review:

The territorial conflict over the Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands sovereignty has dragged on since the 1970s. Today, Japan administers the islands, which are also claimed by Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. All claimants use historical evidence to bolster the legal strength of their claim. The dispute over the islands is also linked to other important factors, such as nationalism in an irreconciled international environment and the rights to exploitation of natural resources. The unresolved Taiwan / China question puts another burden on its resolution. This particular conflict will be compared with other similar remote islands, which already have been subject to a legal procedure and, in some cases, resolution. This thesis aims to outline the impediments involved in a potential legal resolution without ignoring the political and other relevant facts. Given the regional political setting, the only viable resolution is likely to be more political than legal. This thesis aims to propose a joint development scheme on basis of other previously settled territorial disputes.

Powerful Patriots

Powerful Patriots
Author: Jessica Chen Weiss
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN 10: 0199399018
ISBN 13: 9780199399017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powerful Patriots Book Review:

What role do nationalism and popular protest play in China's foreign relations? Chinese authorities permitted anti-American demonstrations in 1999 but repressed them in 2001 during two crises in U.S.-China relations. Anti-Japanese protests were tolerated in 1985, 2005, and 2012 but banned in 1990 and 1996. Protests over Taiwan, the issue of greatest concern to Chinese nationalists, have never been allowed. To explain this variation, Powerful Patriots identifies the diplomatic as well as domestic factors that drive protest management in authoritarian states. Because nationalist protests are costly to repress and may turn against the government, allowing protests demonstrates resolve and makes compromise more costly in diplomatic relations. Repressing protests, by contrast, sends a credible signal of reassurance, facilitating diplomatic flexibility. Powerful Patriots traces China's management of dozens of nationalist protests and their consequences between 1985 and 2012.