The Future of United States, China, and Taiwan Relations

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

EditorCheng-yi Lin, Denny RoyForeword byStephen D. Krasner

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The rise of China as a great power in East Asia, the return of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) as the ruling political party in Taiwan, and new pressures on America’s traditionally dominant position in the region create a crossroads in the relations between the United States, China and Taiwan. This timely book examines the background, current issues, and future possibilities for this triangular relationship, in which geostrategic interests grapple with the ideological battle between democracy and authoritarianism, the question of sovereignty over Taiwan, and Taiwan’s own contested identity. At stake is not only Taiwan’s destiny but also US-China relations.   

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The rise of China as a great power in East Asia, the return of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) as the ruling political party in Taiwan, and new pressures on America’s traditionally dominant position in the region create a crossroads in the relations between the United States, China and Taiwan. This timely book examines the backgroun...

Cheng-Yi Lin is Executive Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS) and Research Fellow in the Institute of European and American Studies at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Denny Roy is a Senior Fellow in the Research Program at the East-West Center.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:266 pages, 8.89 × 5.68 × 0.8 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230112781

ISBN - 13:9780230112780

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Foreword--Stephen Krasner * Taiwan’s Political Development and US-China Relations--Jean-Pierre Cabestan * The “ASL” as the “Anti-TRA”:  The Impact of China’s Anti-Secession Law on U.S. Relations with Taiwan--John J. Tkacik, Jr. * The TRA, Cross-Strait Relations, and Sino-U.S Relations: Searching for Cross-Strait Stability--Richard W. Hu * A Status Quo with Different Interpretations: Taiwan, China, the US and Security in the Taiwan Strait--Cheng-yi Lin * Lobbying for a “US-Taiwan FTA” in the US Congress: Which “Fast track”? What Target?--David W. F. Huang * Taiwan’s Participation in the World Health Organization: The U.S. “Facilitator” Role--Jaw-ling Joanne Chang * The US as a Balancer in Cross-Strait Relations, 2000-2008--Jaushieh Joseph Wu * The U.S.-China-Taiwan Relationship: New Circumstances, Persistent Challenges--Denny Roy * Japan’s Perspective of US-China-Taiwan Relations--Yoshi Nakai * U.S. Debates about Taiwan’s  Security, 1979-2009--Michael Pillsbury * Appendix: Taiwan and the TRA: Past, Present and Future--Stephen Young

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"Taiwan has effective domestic and Westphalian/Vattellian sovereignty and limited international legal sovereignty in the form of recognition from a relatively small number of states. The lack of formal recognition, however, has not prevented other countries from conducting what are, in fact, diplomatic relations with Taiwan. The U.S.-Taiwan Relations Act, for instance, essentially creates an embassy, the American Institute in Taiwan, without calling it an embassy. The Act states that Taiwan is to be treated in the same way as foreign countries, nation states, and similar entities."--from the Foreword by Stephen Krasner, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University