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Taming the Wild Dragon: John F. Kennedy and the Republic of China, 1961–63 (2021)


During the Kennedy Presidency, broader Cold War strategy and domestic political pressures informed the administration’s response to several crises presented by the Republic of China and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. Throughout the Kennedy presidency, the relationship between the United States and the Republic of China deteriorated, and there was a growing recognition that rapprochement with the Communist People’s Republic of China would have to happen someday. This study looks at the domestic American factors that played into this deterioration through a struggle in the UN over Chinese representation in 1961 and a would-be crisis in the Taiwan Strait in 1962.

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Authors & Contributors
Usselman, Steven W.
Lu, Hanchao
Siddiqi, Asif
Knoespel, Kenneth
Zofka, Jan
Péter Vámos
Cold War History
Technology and Culture
History of Meteorology
Cambridge University Press
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of North Carolina Press
Cornell University Press
International relations
Cold War
Political science
Politics and government
Technology transfer
Mao, Zedong
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Mijal, Kazimierz
Time Periods
20th century
United States
Soviet Union
Eastern Europe
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
General Electric Company

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