Ch. 1. A Historical Review. The Role of the United States in Taiwan before the 1990s. China's Taiwan Policy before the 1990s. Cross-Strait Relations before 1995 -- Ch. 2. Lee's U.S. Visit and China's Response. Response to the United States. Response to Taiwan -- Ch. 3. US China Policy: Facing A Rising China. The Rise of China and U.S. Concern. China's Vulnerabilities. The China Challenge. The "Hand-Shaped" Asia-Pacific Strategy -- Ch. 4. China's U.S. Policy: To Avoid a Head-On Collision. Taiwan in China's Overall Development Strategy. Chinese Reading of U.S. Motivation. Why China Responded So Strongly. Why China Exercised Such Restraint. Chinese Reconciliation. Fence-Mending. Trends and Impact -- Ch. 5. On a Collision Course. China's Perception of Taiwan. Taiwan's Position on Unification. Jiang's Eight-Point Proposal. Lee's Six-Point Reply. The Last Straw: Lee's U.S. Visit -- Ch. 6. Bark without Bite. The P.L.A. Capability. Taiwan's Vulnerabilities. Military Options. Why Not Attack? -- Ch. 7. Taiwan After the Face-Off. "Go Nuclear"? Calling for International Support. The March Presidential Election. Presidential Inauguration. Military Modernization. Economic Resistance. Pushing "Pragmatic Diplomacy" Further. The Dalai Lama's Visit. National Development Conference and Freezing of the Provincial Government. "Flexible Engagement" -- Ch. 8. China After the Face-Off. Rising Nationalism and Domestic Politics. Counter-Measures. Military Pressure. Political Pressure. Economic Engagement -- Ch. 9. Stalemate and Dilemma. Strategy and Rationale. Working on the United States. Working on Taiwan. Taiwan Pushes Ahead. Koo's China Visit in 1998 -- Ch. 10. The Splash of the "Two States" Theory. Taiwan Makes a Big Splash. Chinese and International Pressure. Taiwan Explains. The Motivation. China's Dilemma. What Will China Do?