Chiang Kai-Shek's Teacher and Ambassador: An Inside View of the Republic of China from 1911-1958 -General Stillwell and American Policy Change Towards
To people interested in the history of the Republic of China, this book is a must read. The author Hollington K. Tong was a member of President ... Show synopsis To people interested in the history of the Republic of China, this book is a must read. The author Hollington K. Tong was a member of President Chiang Kai-shek's inner circle. He had detail knowledge of many intriguing events of that time. After the founding of the Republic of China in 1911, the various parts of the country were controlled by many warlords. Chiang's successful Northern Expedition unified the country. But a civil war with the Communists started and followed by a Japanese invasion and World War II. General Stilwell's dislike of Chiang influenced a change in American policy towards Free China, which most likely caused the fall of mainland China to the Communists. Miraculously, Free China in Taiwan has survived and prospered to this day.