Ocean Governance, Regimes, and the South China Sea Issues

A One-dot Theory Interpretation

  • Peter Kien-hong YU

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Methodology: Approaches and Research Methods

  3. Case Studies Related to International Regimes and Non-International Regimes

  4. Issues Related to the U-shaped Line in the South China Sea

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Peter Kien-hong YU
      Pages 255-264
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About this book


This book uses Chinese version of dialectics to present interpretations of ocean governance, international regimes, issues in the South China Sea in general and the Chinese U-shaped line in particular, through the one-dot theory.  It especially serves as a tool for non-Chinese researchers and experts interested in analyzing international relations issues from a Chinese perspective.  The dialectical one-dot theory, which is a superior model to the dialectical Yin and Yang or the dialectical crab and frog motion model, provides research and findings that more closely mirror reality than do other, non-dialectical approaches and research methods.  Further, it can be applied to both the natural and social sciences.  The book is divided into three parts — Methodology, Case Studies Related to International Regimes and Non-“International Regimes,” and Issues Related to the U-shaped Line in the South China Sea — with each chapter structured in terms of the one-dot theory.  In addition to researchers and experts involved in marine and maritime affairs, this book will also appeal to all readers interested in Chinese Philosophy, International Relations, and Strategic Culture.


Chinese Ideograms Chinese U-Shaped Line Chinese dialectics and ocean governance Defense of the U-shaped Line International Regimes Dimension of UNCLOS International Regimes Dimension of Waterways and Straits Maritime Commons in the South China Sea Ocean governance One-dot Theory One-dot Theory Critique of UNCLOS Regime for Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Regime for Straddling Fish Stocks Regimes in the South China Sea Strengthen Military Maritime Safety Yin and Yang approach crab and frog motion model international regimes

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Kien-hong YU
    • 1
  1. 1.National Quemoy UniversityJinmen County, TaiwanChina

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