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Harvard East Asian Monographs 442

Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Shame

Leadership, Legacy, and National Identity in China

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$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780674260139

Publication Date: 08/10/2021


442 pages

6 x 9 inches

3 color photos, 11 photos, 1 illus., 4 maps

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  • List of Maps and Figures*
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. Agency
    • 1. Drafting Chiang’s Narrative in the Shilüe
    • 2. Enduring Humiliation in Jinan
    • 3. Diversifying His Uses of Chi: Domestic Disunity and Foreign Conflict
    • 4. The New Life Movement in Context: Deploying Shame to Modernize China
  • II. Structure
    • 5. Chi and Leaders of Republican China
    • 6. Chi and Satyagraha: Chiang, Gandhi, and the Imperial Powers
  • Conclusion: The Legacy of Chiang’s Chi Narrative
  • Appendix: Timelines for China, Taiwan, and India
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Chinese Characters
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Maps and Figures
    • Maps
      • 1. Jinan
      • 2. Mukden Incident, Manchuria
      • 3. China during the Sino–Japanese War
      • 4. The Indian subcontinent
    • Figures
      • 1.1. Sun Yi’s compilation of the shilüe chronology
      • 1.2. “One method to avenge humiliation”
      • 2.1. Japanese troops after occupying Jinan
      • 2.2. A drawing of King Goujian “lying on brushwood and tasting gall”
      • 3.1. The narrow channel dug by Koreans in Wanbaoshan
      • 3.2. Lytton Commission inspects a section of the South Manchurian Railway
      • 4.1. New Life Movement wall poster
      • 5.1. Yuan Shikai
      • 6.1. Chiang Kai-shek and Mahatma Gandhi in Calcutta
      • 6.2. Mahatma Gandhi spinning yarn
      • C.1. Preparations for the Shanghai Expo

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