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Chiang Kai-shek as a war leader

Rigby, Richard W


Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (1887–1975), President of the Republic of China and C-in-C of the Chinese armed forces, was appointed supreme commander of the China theatre (see China–Burma–India theatre) by Churchill and Roosevelt in December 1941. In December 1936, in what became known as the Sian incident, he was kidnapped by rebel army officers in the city of Sian (Siking). They wished to force him to abandon his campaign of suppression against the Chinese Communist party; to form a united...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Book chapter


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