By Richard C. Bush

ISBN-10: 0765613727

ISBN-13: 9780765613721

ISBN-10: 0765613735

ISBN-13: 9780765613738

Written via the previous chairman and handling director of the yank Institute in Taiwan, this e-book sheds new gentle on key subject matters within the background of U.S.-Taiwan kinfolk. It fills a huge hole in our figuring out of ways the U.S. executive addressed Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait factor from the early Nineteen Forties to the current. One subject matter that runs via those essays is the sequence of stumbling blocks erected that denied the folk of Taiwan a say in shaping their very own future: Franklin Roosevelt selected to come Taiwan to mainland China for geopolitical purposes; there has been little strain at the Kuomintang to reform its authoritarian rule until eventually Congress received concerned about the early Eighties; Chiang Kai-shek spurned American efforts within the Nineteen Sixties to maintain Taiwan in overseas enterprises; and in the back of the ROC's again, the Nixon, Carter, and Reagan administrations negotiated agreements with the PRC that undermined Taiwan's place. as well as discussing how the USA reacted to key human rights situations from the Nineteen Forties to the Eighties, the writer additionally discusses the Bush and Clinton administrations' efforts to maintain U.S. pursuits whereas accommodating new forces within the quarter. a lot of these episodes have an everlasting relevance for the folk of Taiwan, and in his end the writer discusses the place the connection stands this present day. The publication comprises comparable files that contributed to shaping the U.S.-Taiwan relationship.

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