An Anatomy of Sino-Japanese Disputes and U.S. Involvement: History and International Law

The present treatise, his 22nd book, is a rare in-depth analysis of the Sino-Japanese island dispute from the perspectives of both history and the international law of territorial acquisition. The broad approach examines the gestalt of the troubled Sino-Japanese relations going back to the 16th century, so that the reader will be adequately equipped to grapple with the true significance of the present contention over the Diaoyu/Senkaku island. The subject matter the book addresses not only concerns the two Asian giants, but also offers a test for the United States, more especially on how it is going to lead a Pacific-centric 21st century in world politics.

James C. Hsiung

Dr. James C. Hsiung is Professor of Politics and international law at New York University, His teaching and research interests go beyond international law and politics, but extend to East Asian politics (China and Japan), Asian international relations, and Asian political cultures. Among his broad professional concerns are America’s strategic stakes in Pacific Asia. He is author and editor of 21 well-received books, including his Twenty-First Century World Order and the Asia Pacific (2001), Anarchy and Order: The Interplay of Politics and Law in International Relations (1997); Asia Pacific in the New World Politics (1993); Comprehensive Security: Challenge for Pacific Asia (2004); China and Japan at Odds: Deciphering the Perpetual Conflict (2007); and China into Its Second Rise: Myths, Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Challenge to Theory (2012).

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