The Making of the Taiwan Relations Act: Twenty Years in Retrospect

Hardcover | April 15, 2000

byDavid Tawei Lee

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In 1979 the United States Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), which reaffirmed US committment to Taiwan. Dr Lee examines the making of the TRA both as the classic tug of war between Executive and Legislative branches which charaterizes the American political system, and as aparadigm of forward-looking policy making in which the US Congress played a central role.

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In 1979 the United States Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), which reaffirmed US committment to Taiwan. Dr Lee examines the making of the TRA both as the classic tug of war between Executive and Legislative branches which charaterizes the American political system, and as aparadigm of forward-looking policy making in which...

David Tawei Lee is at Harvard University.
Format:HardcoverPublished:April 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195922093

ISBN - 13:9780195922097

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`Because of its utility, the study deserves a place on the bookshelf alongside classics on the same subject'Martin L. Lasater, The Journal of Asian Studies