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The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China
Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
According to Jury Chair George Russell, “The Generalissimo is a remarkable achievement, a fresh and impeccably documented approach to a vital issue that puts the histories of the Chinese Revolution and of Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalists in a new and more favourable light. For decades since the Chinese Communist revolution, the triumphalist historical view…
The other shortlisted books for this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize were as follows: