The Generalissimo

The Generalissimo

Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China

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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," controlled inflation and corruption, carried out land reform, and raised personal income, health, and educational levels on the island.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780674060494
Characteristics: xii, 736 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, plan ; 24 cm


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rihilib50u Jul 04, 2011

Give insight on what happened in the challenging China's years.


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