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

Level C CC951.042092 /751377 Available
Full title: The generalissimo : Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China / Jay Taylor.
Alternative titles: Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China
Main author: Taylor, Jay, 1931-
Format: Book           


Summary: 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.
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Classmark: CC951.042092 /751377
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [597]-698) and index.
ISBN: 9780674033382 (cloth : alk. paper)
0674033388 (cloth : alk. paper)