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The Resource Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan, Hsiao-ting Lin, (electronic resource)

Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan, Hsiao-ting Lin, (electronic resource)

Label
Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan
Title
Accidental state
Title remainder
Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan
Statement of responsibility
Hsiao-ting Lin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Accidental State explores the historical formation in the late 1940s and early 1950s of a de facto state on Taiwan separate from the de facto state ruling the Chinese mainland. The peculiar status of the Republic of China on Taiwan as an independent state but not quite a nation-state is important for our understanding of modern East Asia. Too often we have tended to view the existence of the two political entities across the Taiwan Strait as a logical and most likely consequence of the Chinese civil war fought bitterly after World War II between Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong. This book offers a new historical outlook, arguing that the making of the separate Taiwan state was by no means the result of deliberate forethought and planning either by the United States, the Nationalists, or the Communists. The process of this statemaking was intriguing, contingent, and inadvertent, and was never intended when the fate of Taiwan was first planned by FDR, Chiang Kai-shek, and Winston Churchill in the middle of World War II."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
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Lin, Hsiao-ting
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • United States
  • Taiwan
  • China
Label
Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan, Hsiao-ting Lin, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Control code
ssj0001646285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674659810
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2015026007
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001646285
Label
Accidental state : Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the making of Taiwan, Hsiao-ting Lin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Control code
ssj0001646285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674659810
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2015026007
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001646285

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