The China of Chiang K'ai-Shek

The China of Chiang K'ai-Shek

by Paul Linebarger


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Excerpt from the Preface:
"Not a biography of Chiang K'ai-shek, it is instead a delineation of the institutions, the parties and movements, and the armies which today determine the Chinese destiny. Free China, mutilated as it is, is still far more populous and complex than the Soviet Union or Germany. Its political institutions cannot be reduced to the terms of one man's caprice, and the personality of Chiang-while brilliantly conspicuous-is not the entire picture of China. Generalissimo Chiang works, perhaps because he wishes to, certainly because he must, within the framework of a triune organization: the National Government, the central armies and the Kuomintang. These institutions have developed to their present efficacy only by means of thirty years of war, preceded by almost thirty years more of conspiracy. They have become the norm of contemporary China and, whatever their particular future, significant determinants of China's eventual development."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519771049
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2015
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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