Islands of Contention: Legacies of WWII and 21st Century Territorial Disputes in East Asia with Laura Neitzel, Ph.D.
Tiny islands in Asian seas, many of them uninhabited, have become the center of territorial disputes among China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other nations. Tensions in the region have been rising as these claims are increasingly accompanied by mass national protests, military maneuvers, and alarmist rhetoric on all sides. Why are these issues heating up now? What is at stake? Are nations such as China, Korea, and Taiwan seeking long overdue justice after World War II? Or is the strategic value of the islands driving the competition?
Monday, April 7 at 7 PM in MAN 103. General admission $15; Brookdale students $5.
Event Code XWWTS292F