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.
Table of Contents
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.
John Chayis professor of history and chairman of the Department of History at Pembroke State University. Since 1974 Dr. Chay has been executive director of the North Carolina Southeastern Consortium for International Education.