The China Japan Conflict over the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Book

The China Japan Conflict over the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands


  • Author : Anna Costa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351389709

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The China Japan Conflict over the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Excerpt :

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.

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute Book

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute


  • Author : Balazs Szanto
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0367890798

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China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute Excerpt :

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 Senkaku Paradox Book

The Senkaku Paradox


  • Author : Michael E. O'Hanlon
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780815736905

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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 st

The China Japan Border Dispute Book

The China Japan Border Dispute


  • Author : Tim F. Liao
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317038559

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The China Japan Border Dispute Excerpt :

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.

Bridging Troubled Waters Book

Bridging Troubled Waters


  • Author : James Manicom
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626160354

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Bridging Troubled Waters Excerpt :

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 U S  Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute Book

The Origins of U S Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute


  • Author : Robert D. Eldridge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317950158

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The Origins of U S Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute Excerpt :

Ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is disputed between China and Japan, though historically the islands have been part of Okinawa, the southernmost islands of the Japanese archipelago. The dispute, which also involves Taiwan, has the potential to be a flashpoint between the two countries if relations become more strained, especially as the exploitation of gas reserves in the adjoining seabed is becoming an increasingly important issue. A key aspect of the dispute is the attitude of the United States, which, surprisingly, has so far refrained from committing itself to supporting the claims of one side or the other, despite its long-standing, strong alliance with Japan. This book charts the development of the Senkaku Islands dispute, and focuses in particular on the negotiations between the United States and Japan prior to the handing back to Japan in 1972 of Okinawa. The book shows how the detailed progress of these negotiations was critical in defining the United States' neutral attitude to the dispute and the problems this position presents.

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute Book

China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute


  • Author : Balazs Szanto
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351601733

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China and the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands Dispute Excerpt :

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 Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Book

The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands


  • Author : T. Hollihan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137443366

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The Dispute Over the Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Excerpt :

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 Book

China Japan and Senkaku Islands


  • Author : Monika Chansoria
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351011433

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China Japan and Senkaku Islands Excerpt :

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.

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Book

Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes


  • Author : Godfrey Baldacchino
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317158226

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Solution Protocols to Festering Island Disputes Excerpt :

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 Book

Lessons from the Disturbed Waters


  • Author : Hui-Yi Katherine Tseng
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814632850

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Lessons from the Disturbed Waters Excerpt :

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 t

Bridging Troubled Waters Book

Bridging Troubled Waters


  • Author : James Manicom
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626160361

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Bridging Troubled Waters Excerpt :

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.

Japan   s Island Troubles with China and Korea Book

Japan s Island Troubles with China and Korea


  • Author : Victor Teo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351619035

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Japan s Island Troubles with China and Korea Excerpt :

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.

Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Dispute   Trilateral Policy Responses Between China  Japan  and the US Book

Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Dispute Trilateral Policy Responses Between China Japan and the US


  • Author : Cassandra A. Olson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:920917654

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Diaoyu Senkaku Islands Dispute Trilateral Policy Responses Between China Japan and the US Excerpt :

In the wake of Goudao, the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute sparked a series of protests in both China and Japan during the summer of 2012, followed by many maritime skirmishes and even threats of war breaking out between China and Japan. While this sovereignty dispute is primarily between China and Japan, due the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan, the US finds itself in a difficult position caught between its security ally it must defend per treaty stipulations (Japan) and one of its greatest economic partners (China). This U.S. policy on the US-Japan Security Alliance impacts Sino-U.S. relations in a variety of ways and will continue to affect the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute. Understanding this security relationship and its impact on US China relations can help both Chinese and US policy makers make better policy choices. The author surveyed Chinese students at Peking University to understand current Chinese opinions regarding how US-China bilateral relations have been affected by the US-Japan Security Alliance in the wake of Goudao and the 2012 escalation of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute. While students in general felt that US-Japan Security Relations and Obama's Pivot to Asia Strategy both negatively impacted US-China relations, Chinese students were nevertheless hopeful about the future of US-China relations. In response to the survey results, the author also poses several policy alternatives, such as improving people-to-people interactions, improving media perceptions and biases, as well as using economic organizations as a foundation for communication and mutually beneficial economic cooperation.