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China Confidential American Diplomats and Sino-American Relations, 1945-1996

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ISBN-10: 0231106319

ISBN-13: 9780231106313

Edition: 2001

Authors: A. S. C. A. P., Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

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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.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 638
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker is professor of history at Georgetown University and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She is one of the nation's leading authorities on Sino-American relations and the author of Patterns in the Dustand Uncertain Friendships: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States,winner of the Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Acknowledgments
Cast of Characters
Abbreviations
Introduction
War Ends, War Begins
Immediate Postwar Period
Marshall Mission
Civil War
China Lobby
Ward Incident
Chinese Communist Victory--Beijing and Nanjing
Chinese Communist Victory--Shanghai
Bombing by Nationalists
China White Paper
Attack on the Foreign Service
Sino-Soviet Relations
Departure
Developments in Taiwan
On the Eve of the Korean War
1950s
Korea
U.S.-China Policy I
Negotiation with the PRC
Hong Kong
Developments in Taiwan I
Offshore Islands
Developments in Taiwan II
Taiwan Riot
Sino-Soviet Split
U.S.-China Policy II
Tibet
1960s
U.S. Policy
Negotiation with the PRC I
Sino-Soviet Split
Taiwan I
1962 Taiwan Strait Crisis
Sino-Indian Border War
United Nations
Hong Kong I
Vietnam War I
Kennedy Assassination
Hilsman Speech 1963
Hong Kong II
Negotiation With the PRC II
Vietnam War II
Taiwan II
Chinese Activities in Indonesia and the Third World
Cultural Revolution
Normalization
Preliminary Indicators
Nixon, Kissinger, and Normalization
Taiwan
Negotiation with the PRC
United Nations
Nixon Trip to China
1970s
Liaison Offices
Stalemate
Taiwan
Carter
Deng Xiaoping Visit
Taiwan Relations Act
Relations with the PRC
Vietnam
Hong Kong
1980s
Election Campaign
Taiwan Arms Sales Issue
China in the 1980s
Reagan Visit to China
Hong Kong
China in the Later 1980s
Human Rights and Political Reform
Tibet
Exchanges Between China and the U.S.
Taiwan
Korea
Soviet Union
Crisis Years--Tiananmen and The 1990s
Tiananmen
U.S.-China Relations in the 1990s
Lee Teng-hui and the Visa Issue
Taiwan Strait Crisis
Japan
Tibet
Concluding Thoughts
Notes
Index