Decoding Mao Zedong’s Nine-Dash Line

Does the Key Lie in the Stars?

Article appearing in Ieodo Insight No. 2020-01

  • Author:
  • Deborah Porter
  • Publisher: The Society of Ieodo Research
  • Date: 2020

This study offers a fresh perspective on the ambiguous cartographic symbol – known as the nine-dashed line – that China claims represents its sovereignty over the South China Sea. To the discussion of the legal and historical implications of China’s position, it introduces heretofore-unexamined astronomical and political connotations associated with the line.