U.S. politics

Myers, Oksenberg, Shambaugh, Making China Policy: Lessons from the Bush and Clinton Administrations, 2001

March 1, 2001

Matthew Flynn reviews the book for H-Diplo, March 2003, credit H-Asia.

Selection from American Military History-The U.S. Army in Vietnam, 1989

January 1, 1989

Chapter 28, The U.S. Army in Vietnam by Vincent H. Demma

Taiwan Relations Act, 1979

April 10, 1979

To help maintain peace, security, and stability in the Western Pacific and to promote the foreign policy of the United States by authorizing the continuation of commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people on Taiwan, and for other purposes.

Address by President Gerald R. Ford at the University of Hawaii, December 7, 1975

December 7, 1975

President Ford's speech at the University of Hawaii after returning from his trip to China. Excerpted from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum.

Richard Nixon, Remarks upon Returning from China, Feb. 28, 1972

February 28, 1972

Remarks made by President Richard Nixon after his trip to the People's Republic of China.

Richard Nixon, "The Journey to Peking," from the Third Annual Report to the Congress on U.S. Foreign Policy, February 9, 1972

February 9, 1972

Part of a larger report on U.S. foreign policy. The report was delivered to Congress only days before Nixon left for China.

Tonkin Gulf Resolution, August 7, 1964

January 7, 1964

The Tonkin Gulf Resolution is of historical significance because it gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of conventional military force in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the resolution authorized the President to do whatever necessary in order to assist "any member or protocol state of the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty." This included involving armed forces.

United States - Chinese Joint Statement December 1, 1954

December 1, 1954

A 1954 security pact between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the United States

Message From the United States President to the Emperor of Japan, 1941

December 6, 1941

One day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor with 420 airplanes, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent the following message to the Showa Emperor of Japan.