First published in 1985, this book is about an important episode, and two of its sequels, in Beijing’s long struggle to achieve two goals, by force if necessary. First, to prevent the US from detaching Taiwan from China and establishing Taiwan as a universally recognized separate and independent country, as Russia and the Soviet Union were able to detach and establish Outer Mongolia; and second, to end the Chinese Civil War by bringing Taiwan under the rule of Beijing and the Chinese Communist Party.
Table of Contents
1. The Analytical Framework 2. The Context of Events 3. Propaganda and Action 4. The Mutual Defense Treaty 5. Climax of the 1954-55 Taiwan Affair 6. Continuing Confrontation 7. Movement Toward Negotiation 8. Sequels 9. Chinese Irredentism vis-a-vis the United States and the Soviet Union