New Acquisitions Tell of the Nationalist Chinese Defense of Taiwan

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The personal papers of Wang Hou document how, in the immediate post-WWII years, Chiang Kai-shek’s military and civil staff quietly worked with the United States on special operations to recover war material from Pacific islands previously controlled by the Japanese to use in the defense of Taiwan. The collection of legendary female guerilla fighter Huang Pai-chi (who had previously fought against the Japanese) describe guerrilla activities launched against Communist China’s southeastern mainland from her base on an archipelago of islands off of Zhejiang Province. Huang subsequently worked closely with Madame Chiang Kai-shek to mobilize women for anticommunist activities.

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