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From the Mainland to Taiwan (Formosa): Political Institutions During the Postwar Period

  • William L. Tung

Abstract

When the Nationalist and Communist hostilities intensified in October 1945, the United States became very much concerned with the situation in China which had just emerged as one of the Great Powers. After the resignation of Ambassador Patrick Hurley on November 27, 1945, President Truman appointed General George C. Marshall as his special envoy to China with ambassadorial rank. Marshall’s mission of mediation between the two hostile parties was expressed in Truman’s policy statement on China on December 15. Before the end of the year, seven Communist delegates arrived in Chungking to resume negotiations with the Government.1 Upon the proposal of the Government, the Communists agreed to accept Marshall as a mediator of their differences. Necessary arrangements were made in early January of 1946 to hold a Political Consultative Conference for the negotiation of peace.

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Presidential Election Provincial Government Constitutional Amendment Executive Yuan Temporary Provision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Tung
    • 1
  1. 1.Queens CollegeCity University of New YorkUSA

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