By Chiang Kai-Shek
, 1947, pp.
Two American editions of Chiang's much-discussed book have appeared almost simultaneously. One of them, published by Macmillan (260 p., $2.75) is described as the "authorized translation" and carries an introduction by Lin Yu-tang. The other, published by Roy (347 p., $3.50), is unauthorized, contains the text of the Generalissimo's "Chinese Economic Theory," and has been supplied with notes and commentary by Philip Jaffe, editor of Amerasia. There is little difference between the two translations themselves, but the auspices under which they appear represent markedly differing points of view, for Dr. Lin defends the Kuomintang régime while Mr. Jaffe regards it as "feudal-Fascist."