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China Confidential : American Diplomats and Sino-American Relations, 1945-1996 - Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

China Confidential

American Diplomats and Sino-American Relations, 1945-1996

By: Nancy Bernkopf Tucker (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd December 2000
ISBN: 9780231106313
Number Of Pages: 638
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In the past sixty years, relations between China and the United States have fluctuated wildly. Such divisive issues as human rights, the future of Tibet and Taiwan, trade imbalances, and illegal immigration have fueled intense debate over how the United States should deal with the most populous nation in the world.

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker brings together a wide range of interviews on these and other issues, recorded by the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, with key players in the making and execution of U.S. policy towards China since World War II. Historical events usch as Nixon's trip to China, the Tiananmen Massacre, and the recurring Taiwan Straits crises come to life as never before. Portraits of the essential personalities in Sino-American relations emerge from the pages of "China Confidential, " including Mao Zedong, Henry Kissinger, Zhou Enlai, Ronald Reagan, Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Ching-kuo, and Lee Teng-hui.

This rich array of interviews provides the context for understanding the otherwise baffling diplomatic interaction between the United States and China, shedding light on the circumstances under which difficult and crucial decisions were reached and revealing the background and biases of the people who made and carried out those policies.

Industry Reviews

These recollections... greatly enhance our knowledge and appreciation of professional diplomats who devoted-and sometimes sacrificed-their careers to the pursuit of constructive relations between the United States and China. The China Journal A coherent and informative insider's view of a half century of Sino-American relations... Veteran China watchers will enjoy the stories of people who for many were old friends, and those new to the field will enjoy a wonderful introduction to an insider's view of an important era of diplomatic history. China Quarterly This book is to be commended for its usefulness to both the academic community and policy circles. -- Wei-Chin Lee Pacific Affairs

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Cast of Charactersp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
War Ends, War Beginsp. 11
Immediate Postwar Periodp. 19
Marshall Missionp. 23
Civil Warp. 27
China Lobbyp. 38
Ward Incidentp. 40
Chinese Communist Victory--Beijing and Nanjingp. 46
Chinese Communist Victory--Shanghaip. 52
Bombing by Nationalistsp. 60
China White Paperp. 61
Attack on the Foreign Servicep. 63
Sino-Soviet Relationsp. 65
Departurep. 67
Developments in Taiwanp. 73
On the Eve of the Korean Warp. 77
1950sp. 79
Koreap. 83
U.S.-China Policy Ip. 90
Negotiation with the PRCp. 94
Hong Kongp. 101
Developments in Taiwan Ip. 116
Offshore Islandsp. 124
Developments in Taiwan IIp. 132
Taiwan Riotp. 139
Sino-Soviet Splitp. 142
U.S.-China Policy IIp. 147
Tibetp. 152
1960sp. 155
U.S. Policyp. 159
Negotiation with the PRC Ip. 167
Sino-Soviet Splitp. 168
Taiwan Ip. 170
1962 Taiwan Strait Crisisp. 175
Sino-Indian Border Warp. 178
United Nationsp. 181
Hong Kong Ip. 184
Vietnam War Ip. 191
Kennedy Assassinationp. 192
Hilsman Speech 1963p. 193
Hong Kong IIp. 196
Negotiation With the PRC IIp. 198
Vietnam War IIp. 201
Taiwan IIp. 208
Chinese Activities in Indonesia and the Third Worldp. 212
Cultural Revolutionp. 214
Normalizationp. 219
Preliminary Indicatorsp. 222
Nixon, Kissinger, and Normalizationp. 226
Taiwanp. 233
Negotiation with the PRCp. 237
United Nationsp. 260
Nixon Trip to Chinap. 268
1970sp. 281
Liaison Officesp. 285
Stalematep. 298
Taiwanp. 314
Carterp. 320
Deng Xiaoping Visitp. 326
Taiwan Relations Actp. 331
Relations with the PRCp. 340
Vietnamp. 342
Hong Kongp. 347
1980sp. 351
Election Campaignp. 354
Taiwan Arms Sales Issuep. 359
China in the 1980sp. 370
Reagan Visit to Chinap. 382
Hong Kongp. 386
China in the Later 1980sp. 387
Human Rights and Political Reformp. 402
Tibetp. 411
Exchanges Between China and the U.S.p. 414
Taiwanp. 420
Koreap. 429
Soviet Unionp. 432
Crisis Years--Tiananmen and The 1990sp. 437
Tiananmenp. 440
U.S.-China Relations in the 1990sp. 450
Lee Teng-hui and the Visa Issuep. 473
Taiwan Strait Crisisp. 482
Japanp. 490
Tibetp. 492
Concluding Thoughtsp. 495
Notesp. 503
Indexp. 539
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ISBN: 9780231106313
ISBN-10: 0231106319
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 638
Published: 3rd December 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.19  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 0.79

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