"History of the Senkaku Territorial Waters" by ISHIWI Nozomu
Since the Dai-min ittou shi (Mdr. Da-Ming yitong zhi, Records of the United Great Min), which presents the Empire's geography of 1461, all Chinese geographic records have clearly stated that Chinese territory officially extends only to the east to the mainland coast and to the south to the southern tip of the Kainan (Mdr. Hainan) Island. Records have also stated that Taiwan Prefecture territory officially extends only to Fort Keelung and Cape Santiago, or the north and north-east tips of Taiwan Island, respectively.
Most Ryukyu officials providing navigation services descended from 36 families naturalized in Ryukyu from Fukken (Mdr. Fujian). But Koumin Jitsuroku (Mdr. Huangiming shilu) clearly stated in January 1547 that the emperor officially deemed them non-Min Empire nationals. This was only natural, as the Empire credo from earlier times had been ban to sail abroad to sea.
The 17th century's Funanori-piroto (Sailor Pilot), a record of Shogunate-chartered ships era, presents the Senkakus as part of a north-south shipping route from Nagasaki to Luzon via the east coast of Taiwan, with no connection with China.
Keywords Dai-min ittou shi 36 families Shuinsen
"History of the Senkaku Territorial Waters"
in "Studia humanitatis" no.15
by Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University. Graduate School. School of Humanistic Studies.
いしゐのぞむ（石井望）「尖閣海域史辨妄」 長崎純心大學大學院『人間文化研究』第十五號所載。 平成二十九年三月刊行。
"History of the Senkaku Territorial Waters" in "Studia humanitatis" no.15 by Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University. Graduate School. School of Humanistic Studies.
Page Numbers: 63-86
Publication Date: 2017
Publication Name: History of the Senkaku Territorial waters, Senkaku Kaiikishi Benmou
Research Interests: Ryukyuan, Senkaku, Conflict Senkaku, Diaoyu Islands, Senkaku Islands,