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World Leaders in Wartime: Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong

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June 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Dr. Babb will discuss the wartime leadership of Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi) and Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong). Their political and military leadership in the Chinese Civil War, the War Against Japan, and during two crises in the Taiwan Strait encompassed an adversarial relationship that stretched for nearly 50 years. These two leaders not only sought victory on the battlefield, but more importantly, the right to rule a country with the world’s largest population and guide its return to major power influence.

Dr. Geoff Babb served as a US Army Military Intelligence Officer in Washington, DC and after completing education as a China Foreign Area Officer, was then assigned to Joint and Army Headquarters in Hawaii. He later was posted to the Command and General Staff College faculty at Fort Leavenworth. He earned a Masters in East Asian Languages and Cultures, and a Doctorate in History from the University of Kansas.

The Ft. Leavenworth Series is an annual roster of lectures focusing on significant historical events, usually with an emphasis on military history. Each lecture is presented by faculty from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Established by General William Tecumseh Sherman in 1881, the CGSC is the graduate college for U.S. Army and sister service officers. The esteemed faculty and guests of the CGSC provide unique and captivating insights into the history of military conflict from the ancient to the modern ages at the Dole Institute of Politics.


June 5
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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