Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Past: The Memoir Of His Second Wife, Ch'en Chieh-ju, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Past

The Memoir Of His Second Wife, Ch'en Chieh-ju, 1st Edition

By Ch'en Chieh-ju

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300 pages

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This engrossing memoir tells the fascinating story of one of China's great leaders during the Nationalist revolution of the 1920s and of the woman who paid a staggering price so that he could attain his ambition. The tale begins in 1919 when the thirty-two-year-old Chiang Kai-shek met the naïve thirteen-year-old whom he would call Ch'en Chieh-ju.

Table of Contents

A Brief Historical Foreword -- Editor's Note -- Introduction -- Author's Note -- A Young Girl in Shanghai -- The Pursuit -- Matchmaking and Courtship -- Our Wedding -- Honeymoon -- The Dragon's Pulse -- Two “Sons” -- Soochow -- Canton and the General -- Quarrels with Dr. Sun -- Rebellion and Reversal -- “Living Angel Liu” -- Soviet Friendship -- The Whampoa Military Academy -- Dr. Sun’s Last Journey -- Chiang Moves Ahead -- Life at the Academy -- The Chung shan Boat Incident -- The Dinner Party -- The Blue Shirts -- Northern Expedition -- Private Life -- The Ordeal -- Chiang’s Father -- The Great Intrigue -- Nanking -- My Exile

About the Author

Ch'en Chieh-ju was the wife of Chiang Kai-shek from 1921 to 1927. Lloyd E. Eastman was professor of history and Asian studies at the University of Illinois. Ch'en Chieh-ju was the wife of Chiang Kai-shek from 1921 to 1927. Lloyd E. Eastman was professor of history and Asian studies at the University of Illinois. Ch'en Chieh-ju was the wife of Chiang Kai-shek from 1921 to 1927. Lloyd E. Eastman was professor of history and Asian studies at the University of Illinois. Ch'en Chieh-ju was the wife of Chiang Kai-shek from 1921 to 1927. Lloyd E. Eastman was professor of history and Asian studies at the University of Illinois.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL054000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Asian
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies