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Published by Military History and Translation Office, Ministry of National Defense in Taipei .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chin-men hsien (Taiwan) -- History, Military,
  • Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- China,
  • China -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesNineteen fifty-eight Quemoy crisis., Quemoy crisis.
StatementMinistry of National Defense, ROC.
ContributionsChina (Republic : 1949- ). Guo fang bu.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS799.9.C476 A2513 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination391 p. :
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24127039M
ISBN 109860187118
ISBN 109789860187113
LC Control Number2010381006

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  On Aug , the People's Republic of China unleashed a bombardment against Kinmen (Quemoy) which began the artillery battle that continued until January 7th of the following year. During that time, more than , artillery shells rained down on Kinmen and its outlying islands. With the assistance of US troops, the ROC armed forces managed to withstand those attacks.   In the mid 60s the crisis over Quemoy and Matsu, Offshore Islands in the Taiwan States, which is variously described as the (Offshore Islands) (OSI) Crisis, the Quemoy Crisis, or in the title of Halperin’s study the Taiwan Straits crisis- was not generally perceived as having been a nuclear crisis, despite the fears expressed publicly by. It is clear from recently published Chinese documents that Mao launched the attack on purpose to show his independence of the USSR. Khrushchev's visit to Beijing between 31 July and 3 August Mao Zedong's decision to shell Jinmen (Quemoy) in and again in has inspired a wealth of literature analyzing the Taiwan Strait Crises through the prism of high politics, leadership elites, and great power by:

Quemoy Island, Chinese (Wade-Giles) Chin-men Tao or (Pinyin) Jinmen Dao, also called Kinmen, island under the jurisdiction of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait at the mouth of mainland China’s Xiamen (Amoy) Bay and about miles ( km) northwest of Kao-hsiung, is the principal island of a group of 12, the Quemoy (Chin-men) Islands, which constitute Chin-men hsien (county). Book is in Like New / near Mint Condition. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Text will be unmarked and pages crisp. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. QUEMOY CRISIS: AN ORAL HISTORY **Mint Condition**.   Free China's Quemoy Island Repels Red Invasion Threat () - Duration: British Pathé 9, views. The crisis started with the Artillery Bombardment at pm on Aug , when People's Liberation Army forces began an intense artillery shelling of the Quemoy. ROC forces in Quemoy dug in and returned fire. In the subsequent bombardments, roughly ROC troops and around 50 troops on the PRC side were killed.