Chiang Kai-shek and The Kuomintang

20th Century Chinese History

By Professor Arne Westad. Produced by Simon Brown, published 12th August 2015

Economic Development and Reunification

In this podcast Professor Arne Westad of the London School of Economics looks at the successes and failures of Chiang Kai Shek.

1. Introduction to Chiang Kai-shek and The Kuomintang
2. Successes in foreign policy.
3. Economic development.
4. Building an infrastructure.
5. Weaknesses: inability to fully reunify China and the unwillingness to move towards a more representative political system.

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