The Last Empress
The Last Empress
Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China
Hannah Pakula



With the beautiful, powerful, and sexy Madame Chiang Kai-Shek at the center of one of the great dramas of the twentieth century, this is the story of the founding of modern China, starting with a revolution that swept away more than 2,000 years of monarchy, followed by World War II, and ending in eventual loss to the Communists and exile in Taipei. Praised by China scholar Jonathan Spence for “an impressive amount of telling material, drawn from a wide array of sources,” Pakula presents an epic historical tapestry, a wonderfully wrought narrative that brings to life what Americans should know about China—the superpower we are inextricably linked with.

Title The Last Empress
Subtitle Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China
Author Hannah Pakula
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Dewey Classification 320
Title First Published 16 November 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 816 p.
ISBN-10 1439148945
ISBN-13 9781439148945
Publication Date 16 November 2010
Main content page count 816
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $21.00
 


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