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The Sino-Japanese Island Conflict: How Much Cause for Concern?

David Bachman
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Thomson Hall, Room 317

The Senkaku/Diaoyudao/Diaoyutai Islands have been the source of controversy, conflict, and perhaps in the future, combat. Claims to the islands by China, Japan, and Taiwan have contributed to and have been driven by nationalism, and weak or divided governments. Escalating rhetoric, demonstrations, and quasi-military actions have created significant tensions, and have led Secretaries Clinton and Panetta to urge all parties to calm down.This talk looks at various aspects of the dispute and some of its implications.

David Bachman is a Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and is affiliate faculty in the Political Science department. He has published numerous books and articles regarding Chinese foreign policy and domestic politics, and has held various positions within the Jackson School, including Chair of the China Studies program and Assistant Director of the Jack- son School.

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