By Kimie Hara
After global struggle II, many local conflicts emerged within the Asia-Pacific, equivalent to the divided Korean peninsula, the Cross-Taiwan Strait, the ‘Northern Territories’, (Southern Kuriles) Takeshima (Dokdo), Senkaku (Diaoyu) and the Spratly (Nansha) islands difficulties. those and different disputes, reminiscent of the Okinawa challenge in terms of the united states army presence within the area, all percentage a massive universal origin within the post-war disposition of Japan, really the 1951 Peace Treaty. Signed by way of forty-nine international locations in San Francisco, this multilateral treaty considerably formed the post-war foreign order within the zone, and with its linked safeguard preparations, laid the basis for the local chilly conflict constitution, the "San Francisco System."
This booklet examines the historical past and modern implications of the "San Francisco System," with specific concentrate on its frontier difficulties. Drawing on large archival learn and in-depth research, Kimie Hara uncovers key hyperlinks among the nearby difficulties within the Asia-Pacific and their underlying organization with Japan, and explores the clues for his or her destiny answer in the multilateral context during which they originated. Cold conflict Frontiers within the Asia-Pacific will attract scholars and students attracted to diplomacy of the Asia-Pacific zone, diplomatic historical past and eastern diplomacy.
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Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: Divided Territories in the San Francisco System (Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies) by Kimie Hara