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Author Eldridge, Robert D

Title The Origins of U.S. Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute : Okinawa's Reversion and the Senkaku Islands
Published Abingdon : Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (372 pages)
Series Routledge Security in Asia Series
Routledge security in Asia series.
Contents Cover; The Origins of U.S. Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1 A history of the Senkaku Islands; 2 Okinawa and the Senkaku Islands under U.S. occupation and administration; 3 The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) Survey and the origins of the East China Sea Islands dispute; 4 The Okinawa reversion negotiations and America's ""neutrality policy"": Japanese concerns, Taiwanese pressure, and a looming China
5 The signing and ratification of the Okinawa Reversion Treaty and domestic and regional reactionsConclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Appendix 6; Appendix 7; Bibliography; Index
Summary Ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is disputed between China and Japan, though historically the islands have been part of Okinawa, the southernmost islands of the Japanese archipelago. The dispute, which also involves Taiwan, has the potential to be a flashpoint between the two countries if relations become more strained, especially as the exploitation of gas reserves in the adjoining seabed is becoming an increasingly important issue. A key aspect of the dispute is the attitude of the United States, which, surprisingly, has so far refrained from committing itself to sup
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
Diplomatic relations
International law
Senkaku Islands -- International status
Okinawa Island (Japan) -- International status
United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- United States
Japan -- Okinawa Island
Pacific Ocean -- Senkaku Islands
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317950158