Acknowledgments Contributors List of Abbreviations 1: Dangerous Strait: Introduction, by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker 2 The Unfinished Business of Taiwan's Democratization, by Shelley Rigger 3: Building a Taiwanese Republic: The Independence Movement, 1945-Present, by Steven Phillips 4: Lee Teng-hui and "Separatism," by Richard Bush 5: China-Taiwan Economic Linkage: Between Insulation and Superconductivity, by T. J. Cheng 6: Taiwan's Defense Reforms and Military Modernization Program: Objectives, Achievements, and Obstacles, by Michael D. Swaine 7: U.S.-Taiwan Security Cooperation: Enhancing an Unofficial Relationship, by Michael S. Chase 8: Strategic Ambiguity or Strategic Clarity?, by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Notes Index
Penetrating analysis along with historical perspective on how to avert catastrophe in one of the world's most volatile areas.
Nancy Bernkopf Tucker is professor of history at Georgetown University and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Her books include China Confidential and Uncertain Friendships: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, which won the Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
" Dangerous Strait is an outstanding book, uniquely authoritative and uniquely sober and careful in all its assertions." -- Bradley Winterton, Taipei Times "The contributors successfully explain the historical evolution of the cross-strait situation and provide solid analysis of the complex relations." -- Lucian W. Pye, Foreign Affairs "This book contains a wealth of information and timely studies... [and] is to be commended." -- Mei-Chin Lee, Pacific Affairs "Tucker's Dangerous Strait analyzes both cross-strait relations and U.S. policy toward the Taiwan issue, providing essential context and thoughts on how to avert disaster." -- Warren I. Cohen, National Interest " Dangerous Strait brings together an invaluable collection of authoritative and incisive contributions by leading academic authorities." -- Rod Wye, Asian Affairs