Taiwan and the Geopolitics of the Asian-American Dilemma

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In this book, the position of Taiwan is examined in light of its dependence on the vagaries of American and Chinese (both PRC and ROC) geopolitical machinations. Fu traces the ROC's changing geopolitical position on Taiwan--particularly in light of improved relations between the PRC and the U.S. in the early 1970s. It also explores Taiwan's response to the challenges posed by the normalization of Sino-American relations and provides an overall assessment of Taiwan's continuing role in the fluid geopolitics of East Asia and the Pacific. Employing a geopolitical frame of reference, Fu's central conceptual concerns focus on the interface between geography and politics.

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