The Man Who Lost China: Chang Kai-Shek
West Point Press
"Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek went from being one of the most powerful men in the world, with control over the majority of the world’s largest population and control over armies totaling three million, to the dictator of Taiwan living in nearly constant fear that the country he had fought for since his twenties would invade his fiefdom. This fall from power occurred in just five years, from 1945-49.1 While clearly in the dominant position following the Japanese surrender, Chiang’s position was marred by a failing economy, an inefficient and corrupt government, a disloyal and logistically crippled army, and non-committal American allies..."
Carter, Andrew. “The Man Who Lost China: Chang Kai-Shek.” Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 10 (2020): 73-81.