Starting Anew on Taiwan: Chiang Kai-shek and Taiwan in 1949

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Ramon H. Myers; Hsiao-ting Lin

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: Taiwan; Chiang Kai-shek; China

Type: Brief

Coverage: Taiwan


How the discredited Chiang Kai-shek and his son, Chiang Ching-kuo, along with half a million Chinese soldiers and some 2 million Chinese refugees, re-established the Republic of China on Taiwan.