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The generalissimo : Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China

Author: Jay Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chiang was a man of war who led the most ancient and populous country in the world through a quarter century of bloody revolutions, civil conflict, and wars of resistance against Japanese aggression. In 1949, when he was defeated by Mao Zedong, he fled to Taiwan, where he ruled for another twenty-five years. Playing a key role in the cold war with China, Chiang suppressed opposition with his "white terror,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taylor, Jay, 1931-
Generalissimo.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008040492
(OCoLC)252922333
Named Person: Kai-shek Chiang; Kai-shek Chiang; Jieshi Jiang
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Taylor
ISBN: 9780674054714 0674054717
OCLC Number: 651662976
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 722 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits, plan
Contents: Revolution. A neo-Confucian youth ; The northern expedition and civil war ; The Nanking decade --
War of resistance. The Long War begins ; Chiang and his American allies ; The China theater ; Yalta, Manchuria, and postwar strategy --
Civil war. Chimera of victory ; The great failure --
The island. Streams in the desert ; Managing the protector ; Shifting dynamics ; Nixon and the last years.
Other Titles: Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China
Responsibility: Jay Taylor.

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A modernist as well as a neo-Confucianist, Chiang Kai-shek was a man of war who led the most ancient and populous country in the world, China, through bloody revolutions, civil conflict, and wars of  Read more...

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