Graham Hutchings

Anatomy Of A Leader

Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shel and the China He Lost

By

Simon & Schuster 562pp £25 order from our bookshop

IT WAS ‘PUBLIC Morality Day’ in China on 20 September, and The People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece, extolled what it described as a new, nationwide enthusiasm for clean and civilised language, the elimination of bad habits and the prevention of public disease.

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • 'Moore’s work has been so influential that the former ministers who provided him with much of his information now r… ,
    • 'Although he travels through time and space to find the best produce, his choices, delightfully, are not obvious.'… ,
    • RT : I regularly make purchases based on - it’s excellent.,
    • RT : I wrote about Yoko Ogawa's dreamlike, allegorical novel The Memory Police, newly published in English in a translat… ,
    • 'At this frankly apocalyptic moment for indigenous rights in Brazil, John Hemming’s "People of the Rainforest" is a… ,
    • 'I was dumbfounded by the view of the Berlin Wall from the eastern side. It seemed inconceivable that in under thre… ,
    • RT : Danger for ‘local’ staff, access in exchange for silence (and logos) - all sounds familiar in this fascinating look… ,