Books I’ve Read in 2010

Following Younghusband‘s and Mark‘s posts, here are the books that I read in the past year:

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Fiction (Not Reviewed)

Non-Fiction (Not Reviewed)

In Progress

Three Plugs

The stand-out of these is The Generalissimo’s Son, by Jay Taylor, about Chiang Ching-kuo. Ching-kuo inherited the supreme leadership of the Republic of China on Taiwan from his father, and lead the island to democracy. He is perhaps one of only three leaders (along with Kemal Ataturk and Ruhollah Khomenei) to have effectively used Terror to destroy an indigenous Communist Party. He was a Leninst who created a government of, by, and for the people.

2 thoughts on “Books I’ve Read in 2010”

  1. Another book you might try is Venice: Lion City by Garry Wills. In the section on the Interdiction crisis of the late 16th century, the pro-Venetian arguments given by Paolo Sarpi sound a lot like arguments the Chinese government might give in one of its periodic arguments with the Vatican.

  2. So, a reading project on China & the tech industry. How do the books you are reading provide context for your new job?

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