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On Show at Taipei's National Palace Museum

You can't accuse Beijing of nursing a grudge. Diplomatically overlooking the fact that Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek took 2,972 crates of the very finest...

Reshooting History in a New China Film

It's early 1949, China's in the endgame of its civil war and Mao Zedong's communist forces are poised to take Beijing. Just south of the Yangtze, in Nanjing,...

Taiwan's Statue Wars

On a lush hillside in northern Taiwan, the late dictator Chiang Kai-shek smiles benevolently—over and over. Here he is astride a horse or brandishing a book;...

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, 1898-2003

The fact that 106-year-old Madame Chiang Kai-shek passed away in relative seclusion thousands of miles away from her homeland is testimony to the fortunes of the...

Seeking a Fresh Mandate

Taiwan's President Chen Shui-Bian is a politician who is not afraid to pick a fight, even with China. But last week, at a rally in Taoyuan county for this...

Cross-Strait Strains

1949 Communist forces led by Mao Zedong defeat Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists, driving him and more than a million followers to Taiwan. Chiang sets up a...

Revelation

Ernest Hemingway called her the "Empress of China." British novelist Christopher Isherwood found her "possessed of an almost terrifying charm and poise." Among...

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