Taiwan's Relations with Mainland China is the first book to deal with the role of Taiwan’s leadership politics, including the personal political styles of Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian, in the development of Taiwan’s mainland policy and the consequences for U.S.-Taiwan relations.

Including analysis of the critical and volatile 1988-2004 period, the Taiwan Straits crisis and cross-strait tension associated with the 2004 Taiwan presidential campaign, Su Chi weaves in his personal participation in Taiwan policy making during critical periods in Taiwan’s diplomatic history to provide insight and information on cross-strait relations that is not available elsewhere

As a study of Taiwan’s mainland and US policy this will be a fascinating read for students and scholars of Taiwan Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy and East Asian Security studies alike.

chapter 1|29 pages

Conciliation in cross-strait relations

chapter 2|22 pages

Tension after the Cornell visit

chapter 3|34 pages

The Two-States Theory bombshell

chapter 4|31 pages

The new ROC president

chapter 5|23 pages

Two sets of “Five Nos”

chapter 7|38 pages

One country on each side

chapter 8|35 pages

US preventive diplomacy

chapter 9|25 pages

Contentious Taiwan

chapter 10|17 pages

Treacherous strait

chapter 11|16 pages

Conclusion: six variables