[KS] Tokto

장연옥 yonokchang at ymail.com
Thu Oct 11 22:13:34 EDT 2012

Greetings to list members,
I have been a good Korean until lately, but realizing how greedy the Chinese government and its people are regarding claming over the islands currently belonging to Korea and Japan, I find myself becoming a little distanced from the country. 
Would the current surge of Chinese confidence, by any chance, be related to the discovery of the terracota army that was buried with the ancient Emperor of the Chin dynasty?
Yeonok Jang 

--- 12/10/12 (금)에 don kirk <kirkdon at yahoo.com>님이 쓰신 메시지:

보낸 사람: don kirk <kirkdon at yahoo.com>
제목: Re: [KS] Tokto
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날짜: 2012년 10월 12일 (금요일) 오전 12:54

Thanks for that reality check. I too was a little surprised to see such quick endorsement of an ad on the Senkaku/Diaoyu question. Should Japan also be taking out a full-page ad? 
If we accept the Chinese view, would we go from there to acceptance of the view, already expressed in China, of China's sovereignty over Okinawa? Another complication is that Taipei and Beijing won't  be thinking as one on Diaoyu if the question comes up as to who's in charge. Would the islands go to the closest Taiwan county? What would Beijijng say/do then -- send "fishing" boats to challenge Taiwan control?
Don Kirk

From: J.Scott Burgeson <jsburgeson at yahoo.com>
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--- On Wed, 10/10/12, gkl1 at columbia.edu <gkl1 at columbia.edu> wrote: 

It's great, because whatever happens in the future between the two Chinese republics, the Daiyu islands will end up in China.

Wow. Is this a forum for objective scholarly debate, or unabashed agitprop? I am sure that any disinterested historian recognizes that the Senkaku/Diaoyu issue in particular is hardly cut-and-dried. Before leaping to any conclusions, it would be nice to see what sorts of evidence and/or arguments form the basis for the above assertion, which strikes this reader as an implicit endorsement of Chinese territorial aggression.

Paid newspaper advertisements and government announcements are all fine and well, but certainly not sufficient, especially on a forum such as this one.

--Scott Bug 
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