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National Boundary and Maritime Defense Line West of the Chogyo/Tiuyu(釣魚) Islands
posted by Faculty of Law for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details
"National Boundary and Maritime Defense Line West of the Chogyo/Tiuyu(釣魚) Islands for Min & Shin (Mdr. Ming & Qing) Empires"

Professor ISHIWI Nozomu (石井望、いしゐのぞむ)
Associate Professor, Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University

Monday, 11 September 2017, 13:00-14:00 
Room 824, 8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower (鄭裕彤樓/法學院)

Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong (香港大學)

Subway Hongkong University Station

Chinese records from the end of the 16th century defined the chain of islands off the Hokkien (Mdr. Fujian) coast including the Matsu, Wuku (Mdr. Wuqiu) and Penghu Islands, as the front line of coastal defence. The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands route connects Ryukyu and Hokkien by a straight line east and west, with the Matsu Islands sitting at the western entrance. This puts the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands far outside the limits of China’s coastal defence line. The officially recognized territory of both the Min and Shin Empires extended only as far as the continental coastline, with the exception of the island territories of Kainan (Mdr. Hainan) and Taiwan prefecture. Officially speaking, all other islands fell outside Chinese territory. This would remain the status quo until the early years of the Republic of China.

Professor Ishiwi is an Associate Professor at the Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University in Japan and a Special Researcher with the Cabinet Secretariat Commissioned Research Project on the Documents Relating to the Senkaku Islands. His works include: "Senkaku Refutation Manual 100", 2014, Shukousha Publication, 《尖閣反駁マニュアル百題》,集廣舍; "Three Discussions on Chogyosho/Tiuyutsui History, Handout material of The 4th Research Forum on The East China Sea Problem, The Tokyo Foundation & Institute of Japanese Studies in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences" 2016, 《釣魚嶼史三議》,東京財團、中華人民共和國社會科學院日本研究所,第四屆東シナ海問題研究會發布資料; and "The True History of Senkakus, China Can Not Refute", Sekihei (creator), ISHIWI Nozomu (supervise historical documents), Fusosha Publishing Inc., 2017(石平《中國が反論できない眞實の尖閣史》,いしゐのぞむ監修史料,扶桑社).

Date/Time 11/09/2017 13:00-14:00

In 824 room, 8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
Language: English
  (and Cantonese)
Registration Instruction
Registration is open from 05/09/2017 11:00(HKT) to 11/09/2017 13:30(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 50. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

Contact Information
Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Anna Lamut by email at or by phone at 3917 1938.




Handout of lecture in Hongkong University
Here is my handout, please download it. (created in 11/09/2017)