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1. History & Theoretical Approach | Taiwan
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1.1 Taiwan and Treaty of Shimonoseki

After the 1894–95 Sino-Japanese War, both China and Japan signed the Treaty of Shimonoseki on 17 April 1895. This treaty was enforced on 8 May 1895.

Ultimately, the Treaty determined Taiwan’s fate. The Treaty’s Article 2 required China to cede to Japan certain territories that included: “(1) the Liaodong Peninsula, (2) the island of Formosa, together with all islands appertaining or belonging to the said island of Formosa, (3) the Pescadores Gro…

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Chen, Chen-Ju, “1. History & Theoretical Approach | Taiwan”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_1072>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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