Discuss: Henry Luce and Chiang Kai-shek

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China by Hannah Pakula

Given his knowledge of China and career as a newsman why did Henry Luce so doggedly continue to support and promote Chiang-Kai shek in the face of the deteriorating situation in China in the 1940’s.

With the perspective that history now gives us, and especially in view of some of the historical work recently done on Chiang Kai-shek and his wife, did Luce have it right or wrong?

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