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Domestic Politics, International Bargaining and China's Territorial Disputes : Politics in Asia - Chien-Peng Chung

Domestic Politics, International Bargaining and China's Territorial Disputes

Politics in Asia

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This book is a groundbreaking analysis of China's territorial disputes, exploring the successes and failures of negotiations that have taken place between its three neighbors, namely India, Japan and Russia. By using Roberts Putnam's two level game framework, Chung relates the outcome of these disputes to the actions of domestic nationalist groups who have exploited these territorial issues to further their own objectives. By using first class empirical data and applying it to existing theoretical concepts, Domestic Politics, International Bargaining and China's Territorial Disputes provides a detailed account of China's land and maritime border disputes that is both clear and accessible. This book will be a very valuable resource for anyone interested in international relations, politics and the security of China and Asia-Pacific.

List of illustrationsp. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Importance of topicp. 1
Territorial sovereignty disputes and two-level gamesp. 6
Contribution to the fieldp. 13
The two-level game hypothesisp. 16
Toward a theory of negotiation and ratificationp. 16
The importance of win-sets and their determinantsp. 17
The Diaoyu/Tiaoyutai/Senkaku Islands disputep. 26
Introductionp. 26
Sovereignty and resource claims over the Diaoyu/Tiaoyutai/Senkaku Islandsp. 28
The first incident: petroleum discoveries and the Okinawa reversion (1970-1972)p. 31
The second incident: the Sino-Japanese Peace and Friendship Treaty of 1978p. 36
The third incident: of torches and lighthouses (1990)p. 42
The fourth incident: the Kita-Kojima lighthouse (1996)p. 43
Subsequent incidents, findings and conclusionsp. 53
The Zhenbao/Chenpao/Damansky Islands disputep. 61
Introductionp. 61
The geography of Damansky/Zhenbao Islandp. 62
The historical background of the Damansky/Zhenbao Island disputep. 62
Prelude to the Sino-Soviet border conflict: 8 March 1963-1 March 1969p. 64
The Sino-Soviet border conflict: 2 March 1969-21 March 1969p. 66
"Chicken" diplomacy in the aftermath of the conflict: 29 March 1969-10 September 1969p. 68
Resumption of border negotiations: 11 September 1969-14 December 1969p. 69
Border negotiations stalled: 1970-1986p. 72
The Sino-Soviet boundary dispute 1962-1986: a look backp. 75
Border negotiations in the Sino-Soviet rapprochement: 28 July 1986-16 May 1991p. 79
Ratification and demarcation: persistence amidst adversityp. 83
Findings and conclusionsp. 88
The McMahon Line/Aksai Chin disputep. 96
Introductionp. 96
Sino-Indian relations before March 1959p. 96
The breakdown of boundary negotiations and the prelude to war: March 1959-November 1962p. 101
The Sino-Indian War and afterp. 106
Normalization and Sino-Indian dialogue: 1976-1987p. 110
Confidence building and Sino-Indian relations since 1988: rapprochement or rivalry?p. 114
Findings and conclusionsp. 121
Beyond two-level games? The role of subnational, national and transnational actors in the South China Sea islands disputep. 127
Introductionp. 127
A brief history of territorial claimsp. 127
Petroleum prospecting and the involvement of multinational oil companiesp. 128
Track IIp. 132
Chinese bureaucratic tangle in the South China Sea disputep. 135
Mischief Reef and after: strategic interaction between China and ASEAN and within ASEANp. 136
Scarborough Shoal: subnational actors at playp. 139
Fishing in troubled watersp. 139
Possible future developmentsp. 140
Testing the propositions of the two-level game hypothesisp. 145
Two-level game analysis and China's territorial sovereignty disputes: strengths and limitationsp. 145
Conclusion: the "moral" and "realist" bases of the Chinese approach to territorial sovereignty disputesp. 163
The changing perception and self-perception of China's role and identityp. 164
A quest for socialist internationalismp. 165
A statist conception of an East Asian regional orderp. 167
"A problem left over by history"p. 169
Barbarians in the backyard?p. 170
The ritual and symbolism of China's negotiating behavior on territorial issuesp. 171
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 212
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ISBN: 9780415333665
ISBN-10: 0415333660
Series: Politics in Asia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.0  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1