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Pillsbury, Michael

Works: 17 works in 50 publications in 3 languages and 1,372 library holdings
Genres: Book reviews 
Classifications: UA835, 355.033051
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Most widely held works by Michael Pillsbury
Chinese views of future warfare ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China debates the future security environment by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This study offers over 600 selected quotations from the writings of over 200 Chinese authors published from 1994 to 1999. Analysis and interpretation are kept to a minimum so that the Chinese may speak for themselves. Many Chinese scholars assisted with this study by providing hard-to-get books and articles unfamiliar to most Westerners. Half the authors were interviewed in China. They explained some of the viewpoints in recent debates about the future security environment. Debates in China are generally concealed, and frequently authors pretend they do not exist. However muted they may be, China's debates about the future nevertheless exist and merit attention if we are to understand the premises of China's national strategy and set a baseline from which to measure any future change in these premises. China policy debates are not easy to understand fully ...."--Preface
Salt on the dragon : Chinese views of the Soviet-American strategic balance by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the policy implications of Chinese perceptions about SALT and the strategic military balance between the Soviet Union and the United States. For Peking, apparent American concessions in SALT could inadvertently inflate Chinese suspicions of Soviet-American "collusion." Peking believes that essential equivalence of Soviet-American forces can never be attained because Moscow will always seek to overthrow it. Peking's official statements have indicated three major reversals of the U.S.-USSR strategic relationship. After Sputnik, Mao Tse-tung proclaimed the military superiority of the socialist camp. The second reversal in 1965 occurred as Peking's media described growing Soviet-American "collusion" and a Soviet-American nuclear military alliance aimed against China. The third shift began slowly after 1968 when China again saw contention between Moscow and Washington and dropped the "collusion" theme. Peking seems to desire a militarily strong United States able to withstand aggressive Soviet pressure
The political environment on Taiwan by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines the political framework within which foreign businessmen operate on Taiwan. In brief, the government supervises the economy and the foreign businessman more closely than has been the case in, for example, Singapore and Hong Kong. On the other hand, the Taiwan government does not approach the extremes of protectionism and interventionism that are practiced by the Japanese government. In fact, Taiwan actively seeks many kinds of foreign investment and provides encouragement and practical assistance to the potential investor. The discussion of government and politics in Taiwan is divided into three sections. A first part reviews some relevant aspects of the Chinese political heritage. Taiwan's government still pays annual homage to the 2000-year-old Confucian tradition and it is important to grasp the image that Chinese officials have of their social functions and the role of government in society. A second part notes some major themes in the political history of the Republic of China and the ruling Nationalist party in the twentieth century suggesting how past experineces have shaped the government's view of its present situation. This section also sketches the present governmental structure of the Republic of China and briefly examines a question relevant to potential foreign investors, namely the question of Taiwan's ability to defend itself against external attack in the 1970's. A third part discusses the specific government agencies with which foreign investors must deal
Soviet apprehensions about Sino-American relations, 1971-74 by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Soviet fears of U.S.-Chinese collusion against the USSR, and then considers the merits of the kind of military and intelligence cooperation that Moscow alleges has already begun. Memories of the American 1949 aid to a Yugoslavia threatened with Soviet invasion could affect Soviet perceptions today. Peking has long feared a surprise attack and has called for Brezhnev's overthrow, likening him to Hitler. China might wish U.S. military ties (1) to improve its forces, (2) to give Moscow the impression that the Americans would help China resist attack, (3) to generate Soviet-American friction, or (4) simply as part of an ongoing program to acquire all available foreign technology. The most advantageous policy for the United States might be to permit private export licenses for sales to China of defensive or passive military items, such as reconnaissance systems and over-the-horizon radar, which would be stabilizing rather than destabilizing. In addition, a Sino-American "hot line" would allow timely, imaginative crisis diplomacy to damp down Sino-Soviet hostilities. (Presented at the Air University, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama, in September 1974.)
Taiwan's fate : two Chinas but not forever by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
December 1973 Columbia University seminar paper, reissued without revision, describing the deliberately ambiguous de facto independence of Taiwan. The Kissinger-Chou Shanghai Communique can be interpreted in opposite ways. No one could have predicted that Red China would accept this "two Chinas but not forever" policy before the March 1969 Sino-Soviet border clashes motivated Peking to seek more positive relations with the United States. Now, while Peking still proclaims the "one China" principle, U.S.-Taiwanese trade grows as though the island will never be communized. The United States contributed to Taiwan's air and submarine forces without public protest from Peking. Moscow is subtly flirting with Taipei. Despite a reported atmosphere of political repression, a military coup from either the left or right cannot be ruled out. If Taiwan were to renounce the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that she signed, her nuclear reactors could produce nuclear weapons in a few years, an outcome that Peking and Washington both wish to prevent
Statement to the Subcommittee on Future Foreign Policy Research and Development, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives by Rand Corporation ( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A discussion of future foreign policy with China and the Soviet Union requested by Chairman Wolff. The author presents the argument that the United States should provide selected military assistance to China if it is requested. Advantages to such a relationship: (1) A military assistance and sales program would involve the Chinese defense establishment in a new diplomatic relationship, giving the Chinese military a stake in preserving good relations with the United States. (2) U.S. arms and technology transfers to China may aid in deterring a Soviet attack or further Soviet pressure on China, forestalling a future Sino-Soviet war. (3) Increasing Chinese military capabilities would induce even greater Soviet deployments to the Chinese border, tying down a greater percentage of Soviet forces. The discussion concludes with relevant excerpts from questions of Subcommittee members following the author's presentation
Meiguo xue zhe jie du Zhongguo an quan by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese perceptions of the Soviet-American military balance by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal ties and factionalism in Peking by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese foreign policy : three new studies by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chunggugin i saenggak hanŭn miraejŏn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taiwan's Fate: Two Chinas But Not Forever ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Personal Ties and Factionalism in Peking ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Chinese Foreign Policy: Three New Studies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This paper will appear as a book review in Political Science Quarterly focused on these titles: The World and China, 1922-1972 by John Gittings, (Harper and Row, 1974); China and Southeast Asia by Jay Taylor, (Praeger, 1974); and Three and a half Powers: The New Balance in Asia by Harold C. Hinton, (Indiana University Press, 1975)
China Debates the Future Security Environment ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This study's main finding is that for these Chinese authors, the future security environment is remarkably clear, even if some aspects are still subject to debate. Surprisingly, this clear picture is consistent with what Chairman Mao and Premier Zhou Enlai told President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger 25 years ago: namely, a multipolar world was emerging and that four nations threatened China-Russia, India, Japan, and America. Although there is some debate among them, Chinese authors consistently express suspicions about other foreign powers, especially the United States, Japan, and India. As Stanford Professor of Political Science Michel Oksenberg states, China's leaders are naturally suspicious of foreign powers. They believe that foreign leaders tend to be reluctant to welcome China's rise in world affairs and would prefer to delay or obstruct its progress. They fear that many in the outside world would prefer to divide China if given the opportunity. China's leaders retain in their minds a strategic map of the points on their periphery that make them vulnerable to foreign influence
China's assessment of the future security environment by Michael Pillsbury ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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