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The Resource Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992 : uncertain friendships, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992 : uncertain friendships, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

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Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992 : uncertain friendships
Title
Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992
Title remainder
uncertain friendships
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • American foreign policy in Asia has long been preoccupied with mainland China. But the end of the Cold War and the 1989 Tiananmen massacre have forced the U.S. to think in new ways about the "other" Chinese in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The events at Tiananmen dramatize the human rights dilemma inherent in Hong Kong's scheduled 1997 return to Beijing. And they highlight Taiwan's rapid transformation, initiated in the 1980s, into a freer, democratic society. At the end of the Cold War, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker asserts, these developments challenge the United States to take more seriously than ever its relations with Taiwan and Hong Kong - to approach both not as strategic players in the game of dominoes but as significant forces in their own right
  • No other study so clearly focuses American thinking on relations with Hong Kong and Taiwan. Surveying post-1945 U.S. ties with both areas in the context of earlier historical interaction, Tucker explores commerce and trade, military imperatives and political priorities, as well as cultural controversies over Westernization and tradition, bringing to light trends and events in the first comprehensive analysis of these relationships. Tucker reexamines Washington's continual efforts to sustain its uncertain friends through economic assistance and military protection in spite of their sometimes divergent goals and antagonistic policies. The U.S. was not above using its Asian clients to further selfish national interests or cold war strategies but in its dealings with the Nationalist Chinese frequently found itself manipulated rather than dominant
  • In Hong Kong, Tucker probes the changing dimensions of American support for British control of its Crown Colony, the pivotal role of the United States in Hong Kong's burgeoning economy, and Washington's use of Hong Kong as a strategic foothold and a base for espionage. Tucker also investigates the impact of immigrants from Taiwan and Hong Kong in the U.S., ranging from achievements in art and scholarship to gang violence tied to drugs, illegal immigration and politics. The cast of characters in this drama includes political figures - Truman, McCarthy, Eisenhower, Zhou Enlai, Kennedy, Nixon, Deng Xiaoping, Lee Teng-hui, Chiang Kai-shek, and his son and successor Chiang Ching-kuo - but also artists, writers, economists, and soldiers, who enliven the tale as Tucker gracefully and crisply moves through war, revolution, economic dislocation, political upheaval, and cultural confrontation
  • . In her final chapters, Tucker vividly outlines the economic and political challenges posed by the emergence of a Greater China. She urges Washington to focus on the region with new intensity and offers balanced guidelines for immediate and future American policy. Scholars and policy makers interested in the economic "miracle" of Taiwan and Hong Kong, in the rise of the Asian-Pacific community, and in Washington's role in shaping it, will welcome her original research and insights
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Tucker, Nancy Bernkopf
Dewey number
303.48/251249/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.T3
LC item number
T83 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's international history series
Series volume
[no. 14]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Taiwan
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Taiwan
  • China
  • EE. UU.
  • Hong Kong
  • International relations
  • Taiwan
  • United States
  • Buitenlandse betrekkingen
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Etats-Unis
  • Hong Kong (Chine)
  • Etats-Unis
  • Außenpolitik
  • Hongkong
  • USA
  • Taiwan
Label
Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992 : uncertain friendships, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-307) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction: Aid and Influence -- Ch. 2. "Taiwan" on the Mainland -- Ch. 3. Commitment and Crisis: The Alliance, 1950-1965 -- Ch. 4. Economic, Military, and Political Developments, 1950-1965 -- Ch. 5. Society and Culture, 1950-1965 -- Ch. 6. Shifting Priorities in Asia, 1965-1972 -- Ch. 7. The End of an Era, 1972-1982 -- Ch. 8. New Challenges and New Attitudes, 1982-1992 -- Ch. 9. Hong Kong: In China's Shadow -- Ch. 10. Conclusion: Power, Culture, and Commerce in the Pacific
Control code
ocm29702308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780805779295
Lccn
94000012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29702308
  • (OCoLC)29702308
Label
Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992 : uncertain friendships, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction: Aid and Influence -- Ch. 2. "Taiwan" on the Mainland -- Ch. 3. Commitment and Crisis: The Alliance, 1950-1965 -- Ch. 4. Economic, Military, and Political Developments, 1950-1965 -- Ch. 5. Society and Culture, 1950-1965 -- Ch. 6. Shifting Priorities in Asia, 1965-1972 -- Ch. 7. The End of an Era, 1972-1982 -- Ch. 8. New Challenges and New Attitudes, 1982-1992 -- Ch. 9. Hong Kong: In China's Shadow -- Ch. 10. Conclusion: Power, Culture, and Commerce in the Pacific
Control code
ocm29702308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 337 pages
Isbn
9780805779295
Lccn
94000012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29702308
  • (OCoLC)29702308

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