Somewhere in the East China Sea lies a chain of uninhabited islands that go by different names. To the Chinese, they are known as the Diaoyu Dao. Taiwan calls it the Diaoyutai Islets, and Japan calls it the Senkaku Islands. All three entities believe they have a legitimate claim to the islands. What exactly led to this situation?
Isabella loves to dig beyond what is ‘commonsensical’ or ‘natural’ to us, by looking at the larger forces (or even accidents), that may have structured these beliefs. A writer at Kontinentalist, she's particularly interested in social issues - religion, crime, identity, and food. While she strives to stay curious about the world by listening to podcasts and taking classes, she's happiest when eating pastries, cakes, and drinking tea.