The Sino-American Alliance: Nationalist China and American Cold War Strategy in Asia / Edition 1

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This study provides the first detailed analysis of the role the alliance with Nationalist China played in U.S. strategy to contain first the Sino-Soviet alliance and then China during the 1950s and 1960s. It surveys the important political, psychological, and military roles played by Nationalist China in the twenty-year long "political war" waged between the United States and the People's Republic of China. This book is the first forthright affirmation of the value of the U.S. relationship with Nationalist China to appear in the academic literature in many years, going against a dominant academic interpretation that the link was a colossal blunder for the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765600530
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/31/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
1 Introduction 1
2 Contradictory Policies: Encouraging Chinese Titoism and Consolidating the Offshore Perimeter 11
3 Nationalist China and the Korean War 35
4 Formation of the U.S.-Nationalist Alliance 52
5 Containment Versus Liberation 73
6 Covert Operations Against the Mainland 93
7 The Offshore Islands 112
8 The Burma Campaign: Operation Paper and Its Aftermath 148
9 The Tibetan Operation: Joint Support for the Tibetan Resistance 167
10 Joint Intelligence Operations Against the Mainland 186
11 Taiwan and the Vietnam War 201
12 Nationalist China and the Containment of PRC Influence 218
13 U.S. Policy and the Taiwan Model 230
14 The 1971 Debacle at the United Nations 248
15 The Alliance and U.S.-PRC Rapprochement 264
16 Conclusions 283
Index 299
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