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Much Ado over Small Islands: The Sino-Japanese Confrontation over Senkaku/Diaoyu

McCormack, Gavan


The article reports on the confrontation between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands located in the Western Pacific. Japan calls the islands Senkaku while China calls them Diaoyu. It is noted that 14th century record confirms that China considered the islands as important navigational points on the maritime route between coastal China and the Ryukyu kingdom capital at Shuri. In 1879, Ryukyu was unilaterally assimilated by Japan as Okinawa. The fundamental assertions which serve as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
Access Rights: Open Access


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