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Accidental State

Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

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$45.00 • £39.95 • €40.95

ISBN 9780674659810

Publication Date: 03/14/2016


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 halftones, 2 maps


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  • Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Map: Republican China, 1945
  • Map: The China Coast and Taiwan, 1945
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary of Names and Terms
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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