The Generalissimo

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Harvard University Press, Apr 15, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 722 pages
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One of the most momentous stories of the last century is China's rise from a self-satisfied, anti-modern, decaying society into a global power that promises to one day rival the United States. Chiang Kai-shek, an autocratic, larger-than-life figure, dominates this story. Drawing heavily on Chinese sources including Chiang's diaries, The Generalissimo provides the most lively, sweeping, and objective biography yet of a man whose length of uninterrupted, active engagement at the highest levels in the march of history is excelled by few, if any, in modern history.

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

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Taylor (research assoc., Fairbank Ctr. for Chinese Studies, Harvard), best known for his biography of President Chiang Kai-shek's son, Ching-kuo, follows up with an equally engaging biography of ... Read full review

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Jay Taylor is a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

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