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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:   Book : 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: Nonfiction
Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Kai-shek Chiang; Jieshi Jiang; Jieshi Jiang; Kai-shek Chiang
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Taylor
ISBN: 9780674033382 0674033388 9780674060494 0674060490
OCLC Number: 252922333
Description: xii, 722 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, plan ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Revolution --
A neo-Confucian youth --
The northern expedition and civil war --
The Nanking decade --
pt. 2. War of resistance --
The Long War begins --
Chiang and his American allies --
The China theater --
Yalta, Manchuria, and postwar strategy --
pt. 3. Civil war --
Chimera of victory --
The great failure --
pt. 4. 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
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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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