The Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute

South Korea, Japan and the Search for a Peaceful Solution


In The Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute, Paul Huth, Sunwoong Kim, and Terence Roehrig have assembled some of the top scholars from Japan, South Korea, and the United States to provide a fresh and comprehensive look at one of the most long-running island disputes in East Asia. The book examines the dispute from multiple perspectives with chapters that provide a detailed and balanced assessment addressing issues in international law, history, foreign policy, domestic politics, the media, education, and the impact on relations with the United States. The book also provides analyses of why this dispute has persisted for decades and explores possible solutions that are relevant for other maritime disputes in the Asia-Pacific.

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Paul Huth, Ph.D. (1986) is Bauman Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He has published numerous articles, books, and edited volumes on topics related to international and civil conflict, including The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge, 2002).
Sunwoong Kim, Ph.D. (1985), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Originally from Korea, he is a specialist in applied microeconomics. His current research interests include urban economics, East Asia and comparative education policy.
Terence Roehrig, Ph.D. (1995), is Professor of National Security at the U.S. Naval War College. He has published numerous articles and books on Korean/Asian security and maritime disputes including Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella (Columbia University Press 2017).
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Introduction: The Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute: South Korea, Japan, and the Search for a Peaceful Solution
Paul K. Huth, Sunwoong Kim and Terence Roehrig

1 Why Is a Pathway to Peaceful Resolution of the Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute So Elusive?
Paul Huth and Sunwoong Kim

2 International Law and Maritime Disputes
J. Ashley Roach

3 Japan’s Claim to Takeshima
Eiichi Usuki

4 South Korea’s Claim to Dokdo
Hee Eun Lee

5 Takeshima in Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy
Yoshinori Kaseda

6 Dokdo in the South Korean Politics
Hyon Joo Yoo

7 Takeshima in Japanese Education, Media and Culture
Yuji Fukuhara and Takeshi Sato

8 Dokdo in South Korean Education, Media, and Culture
Ji-Young Lee and Jaehyun Lee

9 U.S. Policy and the Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute
Terence Roehrig

Paul Huth, Sunwoong Kim and Terence Roehrig

Scholars studying Japan and South Korea politics and foreign relations, international law, maritime and territorial disputes, and conflict resolution. Also for classroom use in upper division and graduate courses.
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