How Nationalist China Attempted to Modernize its Military Food System During and After World War II
In 1949, the United States Government published the China White Paper as justification for withholding military aid to the Chinese Nationalist Government (KMT) during the Chinese Civil War, which many blamed as the cause of the KMT’s loss to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In the China White Paper, the claim was made that “in no small measure, the predicament in which the National Government finds itself today is due to its failure to provide China with enough to eat.” Six years prior to the American government making this conclusion in 1943, the KMT sent one of its leading public health official’s, Tsai Chiao, to visit America and describe some of China’s nutritional challenges to American scholarly audiences at the request of the Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation of the University of Chicago.
China, World War II
Walker, John, "How Nationalist China Attempted to Modernize its Military Food System During and After World War II" (2022).