This issue-oriented, multidisciplinary approach to American-East Asian relations asks provocative questions and presents a thoughtful appraisal of the situation today. Using a wide range of sources-among them, recently declassified government documents-the authors examine U.S. relations with China, Japan, and Korea. Issues discussed include the"new policy" toward the People's Republic of China (Was there, in fact, a sudden shift in U.S. policy?); the attitudes of the American people and Congress toward the Republic ofChina; the friction between the United States and Japan and the implications of the existing imbalance in trade between the two countries; and the potential for continuing and increasing problems in U.S.-Korean relations. Throughout, the authors present an analysis of past and current conditions as a tool for use in formulating sound, effective policy for the future.
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Was There a Cold War in Asia? /Akira Iriye -- Part 1: American-Chinese Relations -- 2. New Perspectives on Sino-American Relations /Ishwer C. Ojha -- 3. Changing Perceptions of China since Midcentury /Norman A. Graebner -- 4. American Relations with the Republic of China /Douglas H. Mendel, Jr. -- Part 2: American-Japanese Relations -- 5. Good Intentions and Political Tension in Japanese- American Relations /James W. White -- 6. Trade Relations between the United States and Japan: The Past and the Future /Kazuo Sato -- 7. The United States and japan in Global Oil Politics: A Comparison of Their Interactions with Petroleum-Exporting Nations /Tong-Whan Park -- Part 3: American-Korean Relations -- 8. The Dynamics of American-Korean Relations and Prospects for the Future /john Chay -- 9. American-Korean Security Relations: Sources of Misunderstanding /John P. Lovell -- 10. United States-Korean Economic Relations and Their Impact on Korean Economic Development /PongS. Lee -- Notes.