Professor John Hall
Journal of Economic Literature Classification Codes
B24, B31, N45, N35, P26
Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese Communist Party, Imperialism, Nationalism, Sun Yat-sen
This inquiry seeks to establish that after Dr. Sun Yat-sen thought through and then laid the foundations for the modern Chinese state, a struggle for power emerged between those identifying as nationalists and communists. Sun’s ideas regarding some of the effects of western imperialism on Asian countries were shared by both the Chinese Communist Party and the Nationalist Party under Chiang Kai-shek. The ideological bases for the struggle between the two parties for China emerged in their beliefs regarding relationships between government and citizens, and the role of the government. Soon after Dr. Sun’s death, a struggle for power over the future of China played itself out as war stretching over two decades.
© Joshua Stanfill
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Stanfill, Joshua "Struggle Over China, Working Paper No. 48", Portland State University Economics Working Papers. 48. (15 December 2020) i + 15 pages.