Law of the Sea in East Asia selects the most prominent maritime legal issues that have emerged since the post-LOS Convention era for a detailed discussion and assessment. The current marine legal order in East Asia is based on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOS Convention) and accordingly coastal states in the region are obliged to cooperate amongst themselves to exercise their rights and perform their duties.

Keyuan, a respected expert in the fields of international and Chinese law, explores issues concerning compliance with the law of the sea, territorial disputes and maritime boundary delimitation, fishery management, safety of navigation and maritime security, and neglected issues in the law of the sea. This is the first book to examine maritime laws in East Asia, and as such will appeal to academics of law and Asian studies, lawyers and policy makers.

chapter |9 pages


part Part I|33 pages

Compliance With the Law of the Sea

chapter 2|13 pages

Basic marine laws of mainland China and Taiwan

Comparisons and regional implications

part Part II|42 pages

Territorial disputes and maritime boundary delimitation

part Part III|34 pages

Fishery management

part Part IV|33 pages

Safety of navigation and maritime security

part Part V|20 pages

Neglected issues in the law of the sea