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American Justice In Taiwan: The 1957 Riots and Cold War Foreign Policy

Stephen G. Craft


On May 23, 1957, U.S. Army Sergeant Robert Reynolds was acquitted of murdering Chinese officer Liu Ziran in Taiwan. Reynolds did not deny shooting Liu but claimed self-defense and, like all members of U.S. Military Assistance and Advisory Groups, was protected under diplomatic immunity. Reynolds's acquittal sparked a series of riots across Taiwan that became an international crisis for the Eisenhower administration and raised serious questions about the legal status of U.S. military forces positioned around the world. In American Justice in Taiwan, Stephen G. Craft provides the first comprehen ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Taiwan, United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republic of China (ROC), Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG), Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Department of Defense

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813166353
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen G. Craft, author
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University