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The Diaoyu Dao Islands - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128140154

The Diaoyu Dao Islands

1st Edition

A Historical and Legal Study from a Chinese Perspective

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Authors: Hailin Zheng
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128140154
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th November 2020
Page Count: 290
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Researchers in maritime security, regional security in Asia, China, international relations and geopolitics, China-focused think tanks and research bodies

Table of Contents

Part 1 A study of the geographic structure maps of Diaoyu Islands
Part 2 A study of Chinese maps of the Diaoyu Islands of the Ming and Qing dynasties
Part 3 A study of ancient maps of Ryukyu before the First Sino-Japanese War
Part 4 A study of European maps of the Diaoyu Islands of the Ming and Qing dynasties
Part 5 A study of maps of the Diaoyu Islands drawn after the First Sino-Japanese War
Part 6 Illustrations from An Illustrated Description of Three Countries:
The Map of the 3 Provinces of Ryukyu With Its 36 Affiliated Islands written by Hayashi Shihei
Conclusion
1. A study of the historical facts concerning the Diaoyu Islands as recorded in Shunfeng Xiangsong (Sailing With a Tail Wind)
Endnotes
2. A study of the historical facts of the Diaoyu Islands as recorded in Cefeng Shilu (Records of a Mission to Ryukyu)
Shi Liuqiu Lu (Records of the Imperial Envoy’s Visit to Ryukyu) written by Chen Kan
Shi Liuqiu Lu (Records of the Imperial Envoy’s Visit to Ryukyu) written by Guo Rulin
Shi Liuqiu Lu (Records of the Imperial Envoy’s Visit to Ryukyu) written by Xiao Chongye 蕭崇業
Shi Liuqiu Lu 0使琉球录T (Records of the Imperial Envoy’s Visit to Ryukyu) written by Xia Ziyang 夏子陽
Appendix: a study of the zhenlu 针路recoded in Liuqiu Guohai Tu
0琉球过海图T of Shi Liuqiu Lu 0使琉球录T (Records of the Imperial Envoy’s Visit to Ryukyu), written by Xia Ziyang
Endnotes
Shi Liuqiu Za Lu 0使琉球杂录T (Miscellaneous Records of a Mission to Ryukyu) written by Wang Ji汪楫
Zhongshan Chuanxin Lu 0中山传信录T (Records of Messages from Chong-shan) written by Xu Baoguang 徐葆光
Appendix: “Houhai Xing Riji 后海行日记” in Zhongshan Chuanxin Lu 0中山传信录T
Liuqiu Guo Zhilue 0琉球国志略T (The Annals of Ryukyu) written by Zhou Huang 周煌
Shi Liuqiu Ji 0使琉球记T (Records of the Mission to Ryukyu) written by Li Dingyuan 李鼎元
Endnotes
3. Textual research and illustrations of the historical evidence of Diaoyu Islands recorded in miscellaneous literature on the Ming and Qing dynasties
Zheng Shungong: A Mirror of Japan (Riben Yijian)
Zheng Ruozeng: Zheng Kaiyang Zazhu 0郑开阳杂著T and Chouhai Tubian 0筹海图编T
Diaoyu Islands as recorded in Zhinan Zhengfa 0指南正法T
Pan Xiang: Liuqiu RuXue Wenjianlu 0琉球入学闻见录T (enclosed with Yinghuan Zhilue 0瀛环志略T written by Xu Ji)
Endnotes
4. The origins of the Japanese names “Uotsurishima 鱼钓岛” and “Senkaku Islands 尖阁诸岛”
The origin of the Japanese name “Uotsurishima 鱼钓岛”
The origin of the Japanese name “Senkaku Islands 尖阁群岛”
Conclusion
Endnotes
5. On the historical delineation of the boundary between China and Ryukyu
Historical records concerning the boundary between China and Ryukyu
The boundary between China and Ryukyu was accepted by the international community
The Diaoyu Dao Islands belong to China rather than Japan in terms of history and relevant international law
6. An analysis of the arguments for Japanese claims regarding territorial sovereignty of Diaoyu Dao Islands
Delimitation of the geographical boundaries of the Ryukyu Islands
Analysis of evidence with regard to “Terra Nullius”
The facts and history of “occupation”
Relationship with the treaty of Shimonoseki
7. San Francisco Peace Treaty (1951) and the sovereignty issue of the Diaoyu Dao Islands
San Francisco Peace Treaty
Security Treaty between the United States and Japan
The relationship between the San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Diaoyu Dao Islands sovereignty issue
Appendix
8. Treaty of Taipei and the issue of Diaoyu Dao Islands
Historical background of the treaty of Taipei
The contents and deficiencies of the Treaty of Taipei
A content analysis of China-Japan Joint Communiqué
9. The China-Japan treaty of peace and friendship and the sovereignty issue of the Diaoyu Dao Islands
10. Sino-Japan Diaoyu Islands dispute and the delimitation of East China Sea continental shelf

Introduction
Relevant provisions of international law
Sino-Japan dispute on the delimitation of East China Sea continental shelf
Postscript
References

Details

No. of pages:
290
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
17th November 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128140154

About the Author

Hailin Zheng

Hailin Zheng is Director and Research Fellow, Hong Kong Research Center of Asia-Pacific Studies and President, China Maritime Boundary Research Foundation. Zheng received a Bachelor’s degree from Sun Yat-sen University in 1982 and a doctorate in History from Jinan University in 1987. Since 1988, he has held various teaching and research positions at Tokyo University, Kyoto University, Toyo Bunko, The University of Sydney, The University of British Columbia, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, specializing in the history of Sino-Japanese relations and modern Chinese history. He has collected a large volume of literature relating to the Diaoyu Islands, published a number of books and presented over a hundred papers in North America and the greater China area.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Research Fellow, Hong Kong Research Center of Asia-Pacific Studies, Hong Kong

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