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Crossing the Divide : An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China Relations - John H. Holdridge

Crossing the Divide

An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China Relations

Paperback Published: 1st March 1997
ISBN: 9780847685059
Number Of Pages: 307

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Ambassador John H. Holdridge provides a fascinating insider's account of the complex and often arduous process of normalizing diplomatic relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China after three decades of mutual hostility. More than a memoir, Crossing the Divide illuminates the broad sweep of U.S.-China relations after World War II. With eloquence and profound insight, Holdridge describes the enormity of the divide between the two countries, summarizes the broad range of impediments to establishing and maintaining diplomatic relations, and demonstrates the significance of continuing efforts by both countries to overcome these obstacles. A book in the ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series.

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This book offers an important addition to the memoirs of this dramatic period in Sino-U.S. relations.--M. Itoh, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Root Causes of United States-China Differencesp. 1
The United States and China Turn towards Normalizationp. 23
Secret Flight to Beijing, 1971p. 45
Preparations for the Nixon China Tripp. 67
The Nixon China Trip and the Shanghai Communiquep. 81
Following Up the Nixon Visitp. 97
Opening the Liaison Officesp. 111
Two Different Social Systems Coexisting Togetherp. 123
USLO and Internal Chinese Political Developmentsp. 143
Buildup to Full Normalizationp. 165
The Impact of Vietnam and Cambodia on Normalization of U.S.-China Relationsp. 179
Normalization's Status during the Carter and Reagan Yearsp. 195
Working towards a U.S.-China Joint Communique on Arms Sales to Taiwanp. 211
Agreement: The Joint Communique on Arms Sales to Taiwanp. 229
In Retrospect - and Looking Aheadp. 243
The Shanghai Communique, 28 February 1972p. 263
Joint Communique on Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China, 1 January 1979p. 269
U.S.-China Joint Communique (on Arms Sales), 17 August 1982p. 277
Notesp. 281
Indexp. 295
About the Authorp. 309
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ISBN: 9780847685059
ISBN-10: 0847685055
Series: ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 1st March 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.99  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48