The Diaoyu Islands

Facts and Legality

  • Jiangyong Liu

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

About this book


This book conducts detailed research and analysis on the relevant literature and historical evidence regarding the 640-year history of ancient and modern China and other countries since the Ming Dynasty, and clarifies the chain of evidence concerning the Diaoyu Islands in terms of the facts and jurisprudence. Divided into seven chapters, the book includes over 220 original documents and maps.  From the perspective of international law and historical fact, the author clarifies common misconceptions and refutes the opinions on the Diaoyu Islands issue put forward by Japanese officials and some scholars in recent years. By examining the historical documents and related maps of China, Europe and the United States, the ancient Ryukyu Kingdom, and Japan, the book presents convincing arguments that the Diaoyu Islands are historically Chinese territory, as one of the affiliated island groups of Taiwan. The book will be of considerable interest to scholars of Chinese foreign policy, Asian politics, security studies and international relations.


Diaoyu Islands Sino-Japanese Relations International Relations Territorial Dispute China’s Sovereignty

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiangyong Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8698-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8699-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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