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The Diaoyu Dao Islands
A Historical and Legal Study from a Chinese Perspective
1st Edition - November 1, 2022
Author: Hailin Zheng
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The Diaoyu Dao 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… Read more
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The Diaoyu Dao 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.
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
Researchers in maritime security, regional security in Asia and China, and international relations and geopolitics; China-focused think tanks and research bodies
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
No. of pages: 314
Published: November 1, 2022
Hardback ISBN: 9780128140154
eBook ISBN: 9780128140161
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