This thoughtful volume is the first to evaluate comprehensively the formation and execution of U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan during the crucial twelve years of the Bush and Clinton administrations. Drawing on an unprecedented array of sources, a group of leading international experts explores the increasingly complex environment facing policymakers in the wake of the tragic events of Tiananmen, particularly the growing role played by interest group lobbies, the media, and Congress. Offering novel interpretations based on pathbreaking research, this book will be indispensable for all those interested in understanding the intricacies that influence the delicate relationship between the United States, China, and Taiwan.
Ramon Myers is senior fellow and curator-scholar of the East Asia Collection at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Michel C. Oksenberg was, at the time of his passing in February 2001, a senior fellow at the Institute of International Studies Asia/Pacific Research Center of Stanford University and the Hoover Institution. David Shambaugh is professor of political science and international affairs and director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University, and nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.
Part 1 Introduction: The Legacy of U.S. China Policy, 1989-2000 Part 2 China Policy Making in the Executive Branch Chapter 3 The Bush Administration: The Origins of Engagement Chapter 4 The Clinton Years: The Problem of Coherence Part 5 The Role of the U.S. Congress in China Policy Making Chapter 6 The U.S. Congress: Personal, Partisan, Political Chapter 7 Interest Groups: Growing Influence Chapter 8 Appendix 4A: NGOs Involved in Aspects of U.S. Policy toward China Chapter 9 Appendix 4B: Pertinent NGO Data Part 10 The Taiwan Factor Chapter 11 Taiwan Policy Making since Tiananmen: Navigating through Shifting Waters Chapter 12 Congress and Taiwan: Understanding the Bond Part 13 External Influences on U.S. China Policy Chapter 14 The European Union: A Separate Voice Chapter 15 The Asia-Pacific Nations: Searching for Leverage Chapter 16 A Chinese Accounts: The Interaction of Policies Part 17 Index