Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 10-1-2014

Abstract

The long-standing but subdued territorial disputes over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, known as Diaoyu in China, Diaoyutai in Taiwan, and Senkaku in Japan, reignited in September 2012 when the Japanese government “nationalized” the islands in a purported “purchase” to pre-empt the controversial purchase proposed by the then-governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara. While most analysts focus their attention on the rising tensions between China and Japan and the implications for the United States, Taiwan (officially Republic of China, or ROC) is also a claimant and somehow managed to make its presence known through a delicate legal and diplomatic strategy.

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Copyright © 2014, Association for Asian Studies. This article first appeared in Education About Asia: 19:2 (2014), 45-46.

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Publication Name

Education About Asia

Volume Number

19

First Page

45

Last Page

46

Issue Number

2

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