Archive for March, 2009

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

In 1938, to slow down the advance of the Japanese Army, Chiang blew up the dikes of the Yellow River, killing hundreds of thousands of Chinese. In 1948, in irrational pursuit of a lost cause in Manchuria and to gain time for his retreat to Taiwan, he sacrificed 300,000 troops, and twice in Taiwan he approved white terror campaigns that took the lives of thousands of Taiwanese. But Chiang was not a cruel or cynical man. As Mao Zedong believed, he was in fact a conscientious, naively earnest man, confident of his own sincerity and moral virtue.