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The Resource The generalissimo : Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China, Jay Taylor

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

Label
The generalissimo : Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China
Title
The generalissimo
Title remainder
Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China
Statement of responsibility
Jay Taylor
Title variation
Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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
Award
Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
307028
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-
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Taylor, Jay
Dewey number
  • 951.04/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
DS777.488.C5
LC item number
T39 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • China
  • Taiwan
Target audience
adult
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Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China
Label
The generalissimo : Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China, Jay Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [597]-698) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolution. A neo-Confucian youth ; The northern expedition and civil war ; The Nanking decade -- War of resistance. The Long War begins ; Chiang and his American allies ; The China theater ; Yalta, Manchuria, and postwar strategy -- Civil war. Chimera of victory ; The great failure -- The island. Streams in the desert ; Managing the protector ; Shifting dynamics ; Nixon and the last years
Control code
739122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 722 pages
Isbn
9780674033382
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008040492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, plan
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674033382
  • (OCoLC)252922333
Label
The generalissimo : Chiang Kai-shek and the struggle for modern China, Jay Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [597]-698) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolution. A neo-Confucian youth ; The northern expedition and civil war ; The Nanking decade -- War of resistance. The Long War begins ; Chiang and his American allies ; The China theater ; Yalta, Manchuria, and postwar strategy -- Civil war. Chimera of victory ; The great failure -- The island. Streams in the desert ; Managing the protector ; Shifting dynamics ; Nixon and the last years
Control code
739122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 722 pages
Isbn
9780674033382
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008040492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, plan
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674033382
  • (OCoLC)252922333

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