The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy by Lung-Chu ChenThe U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy by Lung-Chu Chen

The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

byLung-Chu Chen

Hardcover | April 19, 2016

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For a country of its size, Taiwan has a tremendous influence on world affairs and U.S. policy. The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy describes the central issues animating the dynamic U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship and the salient international and domestic legalissues shaping U.S. policy in the Asia Pacific region. In this book, Lung-chu Chen gives particular attention to Taiwan's status under international law, and the role of the U.S. Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) in the formulation and execution of U.S. policy toward Taiwan. This book endorses the centralpurpose of the Taiwan Relations Act - achieving a peaceful resolution to the Taiwan question - while offering policy alternatives that will empower Taiwan to participate more actively in the international arena. This book follows in the tradition of the New Haven School of international law. As such, it defines the common interests of the world community, which include demands for human dignity and security and the protection of human rights in accordance with bedrock norms such as the right toself-determination and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Chen proposes that in accordance with international law, historical trends, and contemporary political conditions, the people of Taiwan should ultimately determine a path to normalized statehood through a plebiscite under the supervision ofthe international community.
Lung-chu Chen is an internationally recognized scholar and Professor of Law at New York Law School, specializing in international law, human rights, and the United Nations. He previously served as Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. He received his LL.B. with first-place honors...
Title:The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190601124

ISBN - 13:9780190601126

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the AuthorIntroductionPart One / Historical and Contemporary Facts1. Historical Background2. Taiwan's Contemporary LandscapePart Two / Articulation of Goals and Policy Considerations3. Clarification of Common Interests4. The Evolution of Taiwan Statehood5. U.S. Constitutional Issues Concerning the Taiwan Relations ActPart Three / Trends in Development and Conditioning Factors6. U.S.- Taiwan Relations7. U.S.-China Relations8. Taiwan-China RelationsPart Four / Projections of Probable Future Developments9. A Developing U.S.-China Rivalry?10. Possible Future Developments for TaiwanPart Five / Recommendations of Policy Alternatives11. Recommendations of Policy Alternatives12. Let the People of Taiwan Decide Taiwan's FutureSuggested Readings in EnglishSuggested Readings in ChineseText of Selected DocumentsIndex