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Tucker, Nancy Bernkopf

Overview
Works: 29 works in 126 publications in 2 languages and 7,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E183.8.C5, 327.73051
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Patterns in the dust : Chinese-American relations and the recognition controversy, 1949-1950 by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese Nationalist government collapsed in 1949 despite United States support for the regime during the anti-Communist civil war. American policymakers were then forced to choose between rescuing the Nationalists or coming to terms with China's Communist government. The Truman Administration, caught up in the calculations of cold war diplomacy, refused to make a rash decision. Secretary of State Dean Acheson likened the Nationalist collapse to a tree falling in the forest-the United States would have to wait for the dust settled before it could see ahead clearly. Patterns in the Dust is a fresh look at a period overwhelmed by later events. Drawing on many previously unavailable sources, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker assesses the factors that influenced Washington policymakers during the critical few months in which the thirty-year estrangement between the two countries began. She examines the government's assessment of the chances for accommodation with the Chinese Communists, the careful efforts to ascertain American public opinion, and the effects of the Korean War which brought reasoned dialogue to an abrupt end. Patterns in the Dust highlights the flexibility that Dean Acheson retained in American policy toward China. Acheson emerges as a highly pragmatic man determined to preserve contacts with China simply because, as events have proved, that was the realistic way to conduct international relations
Dangerous strait : the U.S.--Taiwan--China crisis( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the most dangerous place on earth is arguably the Taiwan Strait, where a war between the United States and China could erupt out of miscalculation, misunderstanding, or accident. How and to what degree Taiwan pursues its own national identity will have profound ramifications in its relationship with China as well as in relations between China and the United States. Events late in 2004 demonstrated the volatility of the situation, as Taiwan's legislative elections unexpectedly preserved a slim majority for supporters of closer relations with China. Beijing, nevertheless, threatened to pass an anti-secession law, apt to revitalize pro-independence forces in Taiwan - and make war more likely. Taking change as a central theme, these essays by prominent scholars and practitioners in the arena of U.S.-Taiwan-Chinese relations combine historical context with timely analysis of an accelerating crisis. The book clarifies historical developments, examines myths about past and present policies, and assesses issues facing contemporary policymakers
Strait talk : United States-Taiwan relations and the crisis with China by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Relations Among the United States, Taiwan, and China challenge policymakers, international relations specialists, and a concerned public to examine their assumptions about security, sovereignty, and peace. Only a Taiwan Straits conflict could plunge Americans into war with a nuclear-armed great power. In a timely and deeply informed book, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker traces the thorny relationship between the United States and Taiwan as both watch China's power grow." "Although Taiwan-U.S. security has been intertwined since the 1950s, neither Taipei nor Washington ever fully embraced the other. Differences in priorities and perspectives repeatedly raised questions about the wisdom of the alignment. Tucker discusses the nature of U.S. commitments to Taiwan; the intricacies of policy decisions; the intentions of critical actors; the impact of Taiwan's democratization; the role of lobbying; and the accelerating difficulty of balancing Taiwan against China. In particular, she examines the destructive mistrust that undermines U.S. cooperation with Taiwan, stymieing efforts to resolve cross-Strait tensions." "Strait Talk offers valuable historical context for understanding U.S.-Taiwan ties and is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations and security issues today."--Jacket
Lyndon Johnson confronts the world : American foreign policy, 1963-1968( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the most comprehensive, perceptive, and nuanced review to date of the foreign policy of the Lyndon Johnson era. It demonstrates not only U.S. concern with the Soviet Union, Europe, and nuclear weapons issues but also the overwhelming preoccupation with Vietnam that shaped policy throughout the world. During this period, Johnson also faced a series of emergencies ranging from turmoil in the Congo, to war in the Middle East, to a perceived communist challenge
China confidential : American diplomats and Sino-American relations, 1945-1996 by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992 : uncertain friendships by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other study so clearly focuses American thinking on relations with Hong Kong and Taiwan. Surveying post-1945 U.S. ties with both areas in the context of earlier historical interaction, Tucker explores commerce and trade, military imperatives and political priorities, as well as cultural controversies over Westernization and tradition, bringing to light trends and events in the first comprehensive analysis of these relationships. Tucker reexamines Washington's continual efforts to sustain its uncertain friends through economic assistance and military protection in spite of their sometimes divergent goals and antagonistic policies. The U.S. was not above using its Asian clients to further selfish national interests or cold war strategies but in its dealings with the Nationalist Chinese frequently found itself manipulated rather than dominant
The China threat : memories, myths, and realities in the 1950s by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nancy Bernkopf Tucker confronts the coldest period of the cold war -- the moment in which personality, American political culture, public opinion, and high politics came together to define the Eisenhower Administration's policy toward China. A sophisticated, multidimensional account based on prodigious, cutting edge research, this volume convincingly portrays Eisenhower's private belief that close relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China were inevitable and that careful consideration of the PRC should constitute a critical part of American diplomacy. Tucker provocatively argues that the Eisenhower Administration's hostile rhetoric and tough actions toward China obscure the president's actual views. Behind the scenes, Eisenhower and his Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, pursued a more nuanced approach, one better suited to China's specific challenges and the stabilization of the global community. Tucker deftly explores the contradictions between Eisenhower and his advisors' public and private positions. Her most powerful chapter centers on Eisenhower's recognition that rigid trade prohibitions would undermine the global postwar economic recovery and push China into a closer relationship with the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Tucker finds Eisenhower's strategic thinking on Europe and his fear of toxic, anticommunist domestic politics constrained his leadership, making a fundamental shift in US policy toward China difficult if not impossible. Consequently, the president was unable to engage congress and the public effectively on China, ultimately failing to realize his own high standards as a leader"--Jacket
Bu que ding de you qing : tai wan . xiang gang yu mei guo,1945 zhi 1992 by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bu que ding di you qing : Taiwan, Xianggang yu Meiguo, 1945 zhi 1992 = Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States 1945-1992 : uncertain friendship by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jian nan de jue ze : bMeiguo zai cheng ren xin Zhongguo wen ti shang de zheng lun, 1949-1950 nian by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe chong fen li yong le yi jie mi de guan fang dang an, te bie shi li yong yi xie mei guo zai hua qi ye de si jia dang an, cong dang shi ke yi ying xiang mei guo dui hua zheng ce de ge ge fang mian : zhong gong, guo min dang, yuan wai ji tuan, jiao hui, shang ren, chuan bo jie, guo hui he xue zhe yi ji guo wu yuan yu bai gong deng, dui 1949-1950 nian mei guo de dui hua zheng ce jin xing le xi tong de lun shu
Zhong Mei wai jiao mi xin by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great decisions 2001( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four U.S. foreign policy cases based on U.S. foreign policy issues analyzed in the Great decisions briefing book published annually by the Foreign Policy Association
Security challenges for the United States, China, and Taiwan at the dawn of the new millennium by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China-Taiwan : US debates and policy choices by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A precarious balance : Clinton and China by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns in the dust : Chinese-American relations and the recognition controversy, 1949-1950 by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolating the Enemy: US-PRC Relations, 1953-56 by Tao Wang( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the US side, although US leaders also knew of the PRC's intentions to alienate them, they were less successful meeting this challenge, because US allies held different positions toward China, and moreover, the PRC leaders' consistent efforts to work off the US against its allies and Asian states added to the tensions in US relations with these countries
China and America : 1941-1991 by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The CIA, the Cold War, and Asia]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nancy Tucker and Harold Ford examine the history of the CIA in Asia with emphasis on China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, and Vietnam
The origins and evolution of the Korean-American alliance : an American perspective by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dangerous strait : the U.S.--Taiwan--China crisis
Alternative Names
Bernkopf Tucker, Nancy

Bernkopf Tucker, Nancy 1948-2012

Tʻang, Nai-hsin

Tucker, Nancy B.

Languages
English (102)

Chinese (15)

Covers
Strait talk : United States-Taiwan relations and the crisis with ChinaLyndon Johnson confronts the world : American foreign policy, 1963-1968China confidential : American diplomats and Sino-American relations, 1945-1996Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992 : uncertain friendships