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Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan / Hsiao-ting Lin.

By: Lin, Hsiao-ting.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: DS799.816 .L56 2016Publication: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2016Description: vii, 338 p. : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780674659810 (cloth); 0674659813 (cloth).Subject(s): Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975 | Taiwan -- History | Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953 | Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- 1945- | China -- Foreign relations | China | Taiwan | United StatesGenre/Form: History.
Contents:
1. Taiwan in the balance -- 2. A troubled beginning -- 3. Reformulating U.S. policy toward Taiwan -- 4. Chiang Kai-shek in eclipse -- 5. Last gasp on the mainland -- 6. Floating state, divided strategy -- 7. U.S. military and security policy goes underground -- 8. The island redoubt reinvigorated -- 9. Between mainland and maritime strategies -- 10. The making of an island state.
List(s) this item appears in: New Books 2017-06 (Foreign)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index.

1. Taiwan in the balance -- 2. A troubled beginning -- 3. Reformulating U.S. policy toward Taiwan -- 4. Chiang Kai-shek in eclipse -- 5. Last gasp on the mainland -- 6. Floating state, divided strategy -- 7. U.S. military and security policy goes underground -- 8. The island redoubt reinvigorated -- 9. Between mainland and maritime strategies -- 10. The making of an island state.

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