Across the Taiwan Strait: Mainland China, Taiwan and the 1995-1996 Crisis

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Using the 1995-1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis as a starting point, essays in this collection examine causes of the conflict and assess the possibility of more benevolent relations between China and Taiwan. Contributors examine growing economic interdependence, current foreign policy developments in Taiwan, China, and the US, and lessons from the crisis. The editor is a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and professor of government and East Asian politics at Colby College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415923330
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Suisheng Zhao is Research Associate at the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University and Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College. He is also the Founder and Editor of The Journal of Contemporary China.

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Table of Contents

Note on Romanization vii
Foreword viii
List of Abbreviations xi
Introduction: Making Sense of the 1995-96 Crisis in the Taiwan Strait 1
Overview
1 Economic Interdependence and Political Divergence
A Background Analysis of the Taiwan Strait Crisis 21
2 The Origins of Conflict Across the Taiwan Strait
The Problem of Differences in Perceptions 41
Making Sense of Beijing's Taiwan Policy Succession Politics and National Reunification
3 Changing Leadership Consensus
The Domestic Context of War Games 77
4 Changing Leadership Perceptions
The Adoption of a Coercive Strategy 99
5 The Taiwan Strait Crisis
Causes, Scenarios, and Solutions 127
Making Sense of Taipei's Mainland Policy Transitional Politics and Identity Crisis
6 The Political Economy of Taiwan's Mainland Policy 163
7 The Cross-Strait Talks of 1993--The Rest of The Story
Domestic Politics and Taiwan's Mainland Policy 197
8 Competing Conceptions of Taiwan's Identity
The Irresolvable Conflict in Cross-Strait Relations 229
Lessons from the Crisis
9 The Prospects of A Larger War
Chinese Nationalism and the Taiwan Strait Conflict 243
10 The Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1996
Implications for U.S. Security Policy 277
About the Editor and Contributors 297
Index 299
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