The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-Shek and the Struggle for Modern China
Jay Taylor, Writer
Host: David Inge
image from book cover of The Generalissimo
At the time of his death, Chiang Kai-shek was widely viewed as a brutal dictator, a failed military leader, and the man who lost the mainland to Mao Zedong. Jay Taylor says that was once his assessment too, but after doing research on the life of the Chinese leader, Taylor says he says he came to see Chiang as a complex figure--not the complete villain the West sees nor the saint long revered in Taiwan. We’ll rebroadcast an interview with Jay Taylor author of "The Generalissimo."
This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, July 08, 2009, 10 am