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Soviet Russia in China
Soviet Russia in China
By Chiang Chung-Cheng (Chiang Kai-Shek)
Farrar, Straus, 1957, 392 pp
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This "Summing-up at Seventy" is obviously a document of much importance both for the historical evidence it provides--though this must be checked against other sources--and for Chiang Kai-shek's outlook and recommendations. After a résumé of the rise of Communism in China, President Chiang turns to policy issues for the future. In general he feels that "the only effective strategy against the Russian Communists' protracted warfare is one of total war"--though by this he does not mean a blundering into a war of annihilation with thermonuclear weapons. Rather he would seem to propose a local war of national revolution in East Asia.