Chinese Business History Webinar

The Collapse of Nationalist China: How Chiang Kai-shek Lost China's Civil War

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2023-09-22 09:002023-09-22 10:00Asia/Hong_KongThe Collapse of Nationalist China: How Chiang Kai-shek Lost China’s Civil War

Chinese Business History Webinar

The Collapse of Nationalist China: How Chiang Kai-shek Lost China’s Civil War

Professor Parks Coble
(University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Date/Time: September 22, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 am (HKT) / May 11, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 pm (EDT)
Language: English
Venue: via Zoom
Enquiry: (Email) ihss@hku.hk

    2023-09-22 09:002023-09-22 10:00Asia/Hong_KongThe Collapse of Nationalist China: How Chiang Kai-shek Lost China’s Civil War

    Chinese Business History Webinar

    The Collapse of Nationalist China: How Chiang Kai-shek Lost China’s Civil War

    Professor Parks Coble
    (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

    Date/Time: September 22, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 am (HKT) / May 11, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 pm (EDT)
    Language: English
    Venue: via Zoom
    Enquiry: (Email) ihss@hku.hk

      Overview

      Title:

      The Collapse of Nationalist China: How Chiang Kai-shek Lost China's Civil War

      Speaker:

      Professor Parks Coble (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

      Date/Time:

      September 22, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 am (HKT) / September 21, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 pm (EDT)

      Venue:

      Via Zoom

      Language:

      English

      Enquiry:

      Title:

      The Collapse of Nationalist China: How Chiang Kai-shek Lost China's Civil War

      Speaker:

      Professor Parks Coble (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

      Date/Time:

      September 22, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 am (HKT) / September 21, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 pm (EDT)

      Venue:

      Via Zoom

      Language:

      English

      Enquiry:

      Abstract

      When World War II ended Chiang Kai-shek seemed at the height of his power-the leader of Nationalist China, one of the victorious Allied Powers in 1945 and with the financial backing of the US. Yet less than four years later, he lost the China's civil war against the communists. Offering an insightful chronological treatment of the years 1944–1949, Parks Coble addresses why Chiang was unable to win the war and control hyperinflation. Using newly available archival sources, he reveals the critical weakness of Chiang's style of governing, the fundamental structural flaws in the Nationalist government, bitter personal rivalries and Chiang's personal lack of interest in finance. This major work of revisionist scholarship will engage all those interested in the shaping of twentieth-century history.

      About the Speaker

      Christopher Marquis is Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge Business School and author of Better Business: How the B Corp Movement Is Remaking Capitalism.

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