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China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States, and the world
Thompson, Kenneth W.
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Lanham, MD : University Press of America, [1998]

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xv, 210 pages ; 24 cm.
Impressions of China / Robert J. Myers -- China and Taiwan / Shao-chuan Leng -- China and Southeast Asia after the Cold War / Brantly Womack -- China calls / Ron Walker and Anne Collins Walker -- China in the 1990s / Inis L. Claude, John Armitage, and Shao-chuan Leng -- Contradictions in the Japanese-American relationship / Chalmers Johnson -- Japan's reforms and relations with America / Stephen J. Anderson -- Human rights in historical and cross-cultured perspectives / Shaozhong Pan -- China's model of development / Caibo Wang -- New world order and Taiwan's international role / Cheng-yi Lin -- Empowerment of Asia / Chalmers Johnson
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China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States and the World is the fifth volume in the Miller Center's series on Asian political leadership. As part of the Center's ongoing research program, recognized authorities participate in forums, colloquia, and conferences. China, Taiwan, Japan, the United States and the World provides valuable information on the economics, politics, and culture of Asian countries from theoretical and historical perspectives. In addition, the book predicts the future of these nations, their relations with the United States, and their role in the international arena.

Author Notes

Kenneth W. Thompson is Director of the Miller Center on Public Affairs and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs.

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This volume consists of 11 chapters divided into four sections. Each chapter presents a lecture given at the Miller Center of Public Affairs of the University of Virginia, followed by audience questions Five chapters--by Robert Myers; Shao-chuan Leng; Brantly Womack; Ron Walker and Anne Walker; and Inis Claude, John Armitage, and Shao-chuan Leng-- introduce different impressions of China, from its opening to the US in 1972 to events of the early 1990s. Chalmers Johnson and Stephen Anderson discuss contradictions in the Japanese-American relationship and recent reform efforts in Japan. Shaozhong Pan and Caibo Wang explain the historical roots of the Chinese human rights issue and review China's economic reform experience. The final two chapters, by Cheng-yi Lin and Chalmers Johnson, explore Taiwan's role in the modern world order and the shifting power balance in post-Cold War Asia. The lectures, presented between 1992 and 1996, are an odd collection of pieces looking broadly at changing US relations with East Asia. Several of the analyses have been overtaken by events, particularly the leadership succession in China and the Asian economic crisis. The authors represent a diverse array of experience and include academic experts on China, Japan, and Taiwan; government officials; and even the advance man for Nixon's first China trip. General readers. G. A. McBeath; University of Alaska Fairbanks