This book provides the most up-to-date coverage of modern Chinese political leadership during the Imperial, Republican, and Communist periods. Political leaders throughout each period had a common desire for reform within the country while maintaining China's political and cultural legacy. Leung invokes the uniqueness of those leaders in their struggle for personal gain and national improvement as they fought to preserve traditional values. Written by 30 international scholars and experts in the field using both Western and Chinese sources, this is the most authoritative dictionary on the subject.
EDWIN PAK-WAH LEUNG is Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University. He has published over ten books, including Historical Dictionary of Revolutionary China, 1839-1976 (Greenwood, 1992) and Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil War (2001).