At Cross Purposes: U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1942

At Cross Purposes: U.S.-Taiwan Relations Since 1942

by Richard C. Bush
     
 

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Bush (director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies) discusses selected aspects of U.S.-Taiwan relations, primarily from the viewpoint of U.S. policymakers. He first discusses the Roosevelt administration's decisions to support Chiang Kai-shek's territorial claims on the Japanese-occupied island, which set the stage for the… See more details below

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Bush (director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies) discusses selected aspects of U.S.-Taiwan relations, primarily from the viewpoint of U.S. policymakers. He first discusses the Roosevelt administration's decisions to support Chiang Kai-shek's territorial claims on the Japanese-occupied island, which set the stage for the complicated U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship of the next half-century. Issues of democratization are discussed in chapters that examine U.S. responses to Kuomintang repression from the 1940s to the 1970s and U.S. Congressional efforts to encourage democratization. The evolving U.S. view of Taiwan's legal status and security is analyzed through an examination of key documents of the U.S.-China normalization process. A final contribution summarizes U.S. Taiwan policy during the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton presidencies. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765613721
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Taiwan in the Modern World Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.95(d)

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