The Republic of China under Chiang Kai-Shek: Taiwan Today - F. A. LumleyBarrie & Jenkins, 1976, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Here is the background of the Republic of China’s impressive economic take-ofF in Taiwan, presented for the first time since the statistical records published by the United Nations and other international organisations were discontinued following its withdrawal in 1971. In its diplomatic isolation 16 million people have ceased to exist on paper, although they have about the same amount of foreign trade as the 800 million other Chinese of the Communist mainland; their living standards are four times as high in GNP terms. Taiwan’s transformation from the poor agriculturally based island which Japan handed back to China in 1945 to the dynamic major trading nation of today merits study by all concerned about the developing countries of the Third World.”