Chiang kai shek jay taylor kai shek civil war modern china chiang kai mao zedong united states well written jonathan fenby chinese history mao the unknown lost the civil must read struggle for modern kai shek and the struggle world war book on chiang biography of chiang generalissimo chiang. The generalissimo chiang kai shek and the struggle for modern china by jay taylor is a biographical account of chiang kai shek in the tumultuous history of post qing china and its experiments with modernization. Chiang kai shek and the struggle for modern china jay taylor add to cart product details paperback 2300 o 1695 o eur2050 isbn 9780674060494 publication date 04 30 2011 drawing heavily on chinese sources including chiangs diaries the generalissimo provides the most lively sweeping . Now however jay taylors new biography the generalissimo chiang kai shek and the struggle for modern china challenges the catechism on which generations of americans have been weaned. Communist victory chiang labored under the judgment that he was a brutal dictator and a failure in the end mao won and chiang lost this notion has served to fundamentally shape the historiography around chiang in the generalissimo chiang kai shek and the struggle for modern china jay taylor attempts to deliver a new and balanced portrait
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