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The Government and Politics of China
The Government and Politics of China
By Ch'ien Tuan-Sheng
Harvard University Press (for the International Secretariat, Institute of Pacific Relations), 1950, 526 pp

The most comprehensive study of the Kuomintang régime to appear thus far. Written before the victory of the Communists, it is critical of the failure of the Kuomintang to find a workable solution to China's tremendous difficulties. At times the wealth and variety of events overtake the author's capacity for analysis and interpretation. The work is particularly valuable for its extensive documentation.