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Northeast Asia: Boundaries, Geographical Naming, and Islands

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups:
Organizers: Joseph Stoltman
Chairs: Joseph Stoltman


Northeast Asia, including the northeast coastal region of China, southeast coastal region of Russia, the Korean Peninsula and Japanese Archipelago, is a region of territorial issues that are associated with its history and diverse groups of people and national groups that share the region. Oftentimes those territorial issues are reflected through boundaries, geographical naming, and/or islands that may be singly or concurrently the focus of the geopolitics in the region. This session will include papers that address several of the issues that correspond with the establishment of territorial boundaries, the role that geographical naming within and outside the region, and the continuing importance of islands in the geopolitics of the region. The region is one of the most dynamic in Asia with increasingly critical relationships that tend to extend influences external to the region, whether it be trade, geographical naming, or island issues.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jihyuk Park*, , The quirks and eddies of border island Tsushima: between a cooperative border space and the front line of nationalistic antagonism 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Joseph Stoltman*, Western Michigan University, Geographical Naming in Geography Textbooks: Sea of Japan/East Sea 15 12:00 AM
Presenter JONGGEUN KIM*, , A historical analysis of changes in the representation of islands in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) in nautical charts during the late of 19th centuries and early 20th centuries 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Woondo Choi*, Northeast Asian History Foundation, Typology of Territorial Dispute and Political Dynamism 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Seong-keun Hong*, Northeast Asian History Foundation, Changes in Ocean Order in Korea and Japan and the Implications 15 12:00 AM

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