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

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

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Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan
Title
Accidental state
Title remainder
Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan
Statement of responsibility
Hsiao-ting Lin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Accidental State explores the historical formation in the late 1940s and early 1950s of a de facto state on Taiwan separate from the de facto state ruling the Chinese mainland. The peculiar status of the Republic of China on Taiwan as an independent state but not quite a nation-state is important for our understanding of modern East Asia. Too often we have tended to view the existence of the two political entities across the Taiwan Strait as a logical and most likely consequence of the Chinese civil war fought bitterly after World War II between Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong. This book offers a new historical outlook, arguing that the making of the separate Taiwan state was by no means the result of deliberate forethought and planning either by the United States, the Nationalists, or the Communists. The process of this statemaking was intriguing, contingent, and inadvertent, and was never intended when the fate of Taiwan was first planned by FDR, Chiang Kai-shek, and Winston Churchill in the middle of World War II."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lin, Xiaoyun
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • United States
  • Taiwan
  • China
Label
Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan, Hsiao-ting Lin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The making of an island state
  • Taiwan in the balance
  • 2.
  • A troubled beginning
  • 3.
  • Reformulating U.S. policy toward Taiwan
  • 4.
  • Chiang Kai-shek in eclipse
Control code
ocn916684758
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780674659810
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)916684758
Label
Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan, Hsiao-ting Lin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The making of an island state
  • Taiwan in the balance
  • 2.
  • A troubled beginning
  • 3.
  • Reformulating U.S. policy toward Taiwan
  • 4.
  • Chiang Kai-shek in eclipse
Control code
ocn916684758
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780674659810
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)916684758

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