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Spymaster : Dai Li and the Chinese secret service

Author: Frederic E Wakeman
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: Philip E. Lilienthal book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wakeman's authoritative biography of the ruthlessly powerful man who led the Chinese Secret Service during the violent and tumultuous period after the fall of the Imperial system.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Li Dai; Li Dai; Li Dai; Li Dai; Li Dai
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic E Wakeman
ISBN: 0520234073 9780520234079
OCLC Number: 50549051
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book."
Description: xvii, 650 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Images of Dai Li --
Living off the land --
Touben --
The league of ten --
"Vigorous Practice" : the Chiang freemasonry --
The founding of the Lixingshe --
The Lixingshe and the blue shirts --
The blue shirts' "Fascism" --
Ideological rivalries : the blue shirts and the "CC" clique --
The blue shirts in the provinces --
The Shanghai station, 1932-1935 --
Death squads --
Assassinations --
Police academies --
Sleeping in their coffins --
Skirts and sashes --
War and the special movement corps --
The training camps --
Codes 000 --
Dai li, Milton Miles, and the foundation of Saco --
Saco training camps --
Spying --
Dai Li's wartime smuggling networks --
Juntong in wartime Chongqing --
Falling star.
Series Title: Philip E. Lilienthal book.
Other Titles: Dai li and the Chinese secret service
Responsibility: Frederic Wakeman, Jr.
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The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during WWII. This work traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to  Read more...

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Drawing on new archival sources, [Wakeman] has written less a biography of a man than an autopsy of Chiang's China, --"Wall Street Journal"

 
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