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Fwd: Online Book Talk with Hsiao-ting Lin on the Hidden History of the Cold War in Asia (May 11)

Taiwan, the United States, and the Hidden History of the Cold War in Asia: Divided Allies

Book Talk with Hsiao-ting Lin

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On Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 3:30p.m. PT, the University of Washington Taiwan Studies Program will welcome Professor Hsiao-ting Lin to discuss his newly published monograph, Taiwan, the United States, and the Hidden History of the Cold War in Asia: Divided Allies. Lin's book explores the challenges which faced the United States and Taiwanese alliance during the Cold War, addressing a wide range of events and influences of the period between the 1950s and 1970s. Tackling seven main topics to outline the fluctuations of the U.S.–Taiwan relationship, this volume highlights the impact of the mainland counteroffensive, the offshore islands, Tibet, Taiwan’s secret operations in Asia, Taiwan’s Soviet and nuclear gambits, Chinese representation in the United Nations, and the Vietnam War. Utilizing multinational archival research, particularly the newly available materials from Taiwan and the United States, to reevaluate Taiwan’s foreign policy during the Cold War, revealing a pragmatic and opportunistic foreign policy disguised in nationalistic rhetoric.

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