American Justice in Taiwan: The 1957 Riots and Cold War by Stephen G. Craft

By Stephen G. Craft

On might 23, 1957, US military Sergeant Robert Reynolds was once acquitted of murdering chinese language officer Liu Ziran in Taiwan. Reynolds didn't deny taking pictures Liu yet claimed self-defense and, like any participants people army assistance and advisory teams, used to be secure below diplomatic immunity. Reynolds's acquittal sparked a chain of riots throughout Taiwan that turned a world obstacle for the Eisenhower management and raised severe questions about the criminal prestige folks army forces situated round the world.

In American Justice in Taiwan, writer Stephen G. Craft offers the 1st accomplished learn of the explanations and effects of the Reynolds trial and the resultant protests. After greater than a century of what they perceived as unfair treaties imposed through Western countries, the Taiwanese appeared the detailed felony prestige of resident American body of workers with severe mistrust. whereas Eisenhower and his advisers thought of Taiwan to be an essential best friend opposed to chinese language communism, the U.S. believed that the Taiwanese govt had instigated the unrest which will protest the decision and insist criminal jurisdiction over GIs. Regardless, the occasions that transpired in 1957 uncovered the large trouble of using the US's Uniform Code of army Justice (UCMJ) throughout cultures.

Employing meticulous examine from either Western and chinese language documents, Craft demonstrates that the riots have been purely anti-American in that the Taiwanese rejected the UCMJ, the affording of diplomatic immunity to occupying US forces, and the army courts' interpretation of self-defense. His compelling learn presents a brand new lens in which to ascertain US--Taiwan relatives within the Fifties, US coverage in Asia, and the awfully charged and intricate query of the criminal prestige people troops on overseas soil.

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