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Generalissimo's Son Chiang Ching-Kuo and the Revolutions in China and Taiwan

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ISBN-10: 0674002873

ISBN-13: 9780674002876

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jay Taylor

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Chiang Ching-kuo, son and political heir of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, was born in 1910, when Chinese women, nearly all illiterate, hobbled about on bound feet and men wore pigtails as symbols of subservience to the Manchu Dynasty. In his youth Ching-kuo was a Communist and a Trotskyite, and he lived twelve years in Russia. He died in 1988 as the leader of Taiwan, a Chinese society with a flourishing consumer economy and a budding but already wild, woolly, and open democracy. He was an actor in many of the events of the last century that shaped the history of China's struggles and achievements in the modern era: the surge of nationalism among Chinese youth, the grand appeal of…    
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Book details

List price: $94.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.65" wide x 9.49" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

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

Notes on Romanization of Chinese Names
Abbreviations
Revolution
Upright Stone
A Teachable Son
Dreams of the Red Chamber
Socialist Man
Reunion and War
The Kannan Model
Dean and General
Manchurian Candidate
Defeat
End Game
The Island
An Unintended Consequence
Secret Wars
Family, Friends, Enemies
Managing the Great Patron
China Leaps Backward
The Minister
The Golden Cudgel
The Premier
Old Orders Passing
The Divorce
Riot and Trials
Island and Mainland
Successors, Brokers, Killers
Building Consensus
Breakthrough
A Chinese Democracy
Epilogue
Appendix: Romanization Table
Notes
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