Crossing the Divide: An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China Relations by John H. HoldridgeCrossing the Divide: An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China Relations by John H. Holdridge

Crossing the Divide: An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China Relations

byJohn H. Holdridge

Paperback | March 27, 1997

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Ambassador John H. Holdridge provides a fascinating insider's account of the complex and often arduous process of normalizing diplomatic relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China after three decades of mutual hostility. More than a memoir, Crossing the Divide illuminates the broad sweep of U.S.-China relations after World War II. With eloquence and profound insight, Holdridge describes the enormity of the divide between the two countries, summarizes the broad range of impediments to establishing and maintaining diplomatic relations, and demonstrates the significance of continuing efforts by both countries to overcome these obstacles. A book in the ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series.
During his distinguished diplomatic career, John H. Holdridge was Henry Kissinger's senior staff member for East Asia at the National Security Council (1969-1972), deputy chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing (1973-1975), ambassador to Singapore (1975-1978), national intelligence officer for East Asia and the Pacific (1979-1981),...
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Title:Crossing the Divide: An Insider's Account of the Normalization of U.S. China RelationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.96 × 6.4 × 1 inPublished:March 27, 1997Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0847685055

ISBN - 13:9780847685059

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Root Causes of United States-China Differences Chapter 4 The United States and China Turn towards Normalization Chapter 5 Secret Flight to Beijing, 1971 Chapter 6 Preparations for the Nixon China Trip Chapter 7 The Nixon China Trip and the Shanghai Communiquè Chapter 8 Following up the Nixon Visit Chapter 9 Opening the Liaison Offices Chapter 10 Two Different Social Systems Coexisting Together Chapter 11 USLO and Internal Chinese Political Developments Chapter 12 Buildup to Full Normalization Chapter 13 The Impact of Vietnam and Cambodia on Normalization of U.S.-China Relations Chapter 14 Normalization's Status during the Carter and Reagan Years Chapter 15 Working towards a U.S.-China Joint Communiquè on Arms Sales to Taiwan Chapter 16 Agreement: The Joint Communiquè on Arms Sales to Taiwan Chapter 17 In Retrospect-and Looking Ahead Appendix 18 A: The Shanghai Communiquè, 28 February 1972 Appendix 19 B: Joint communiquè on Establishment of DiplomaticRelations between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China Appendix 20 C: U.S.-China Joint Communiquè (on Arms Sales), 17 August 1982

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Crossing the Divide is a valuable addition to the body of history on U.S.-China relations...