The Position and Problems of Chinese Nationalism

Archive Report

The most important action taken by the Central Executive Committee of the Kuomintang, or Chinese Nationalist Party, at its recent “unity conference” at Shanghai was the extension of a formal invitation to General Chiang Kai-shek to resume active participation in the Nationalist movement. The invitation was promptly accepted by this youthful military commander, who led the northward sweep of the Nationalist forces from Canton during 1926, but resigned his command and went into temporary retirement after the split last summer between Nanking and Hankow. While there is every reason for believing that Chiang is slated to be restored to his old position as commander-in-chief of the Nationalist armies, his present appointment is civilian in nature, and to a temporary office. It will be his ...

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