Scholars to discuss dispute on Pacific islands

URBANA — The dispute over five uninhabited islands in the East China Sea will be the subject of a conference at the University of Illinois today (Friday, April 18).

Scholars from the UI and other universities will discuss a number of issues surrounding the islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands by China and the Senkaku Islands by Japan.

The symposium is sponsored by the UI's Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and it will be held on the second floor of the Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., U. It will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Presentations will explore aspects of law, history, economics, nationalism, social media, politics and U.S. security concerns in the region. Presenters will include scholars from Australia, Canada and Japan and more.

More information is available at http://www.eaps.illinois.edu/acprogram.

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