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Author Wakeman, Frederic E.

Title Spymaster : Dai Li and the Chinese secret service / Frederic Wakeman, Jr.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2003.

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Description 1 online resource.
Note "A Philip E. Lilienthal book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of "China's Himmler," based on recently opened intelligence archives, traces Dai's rise from obscurity as a rural hooligan and Green Gang blood-brother to commander of the paramilitary units of the Blue Shirts and of the dreaded Military Statistics Bureau: the world's largest spy and counterespionage organization of its time.
Contents Images of Dai Li -- Living off the land -- Touben -- The league of ten -- "Vigorous Practice" : the Chiang freemasonry -- The founding of the Lixingshe -- The Lixingshe and the blue shirts -- The blue shirts' "Fascism" -- Ideological rivalries : the blue shirts and the "CC" clique -- The blue shirts in the provinces -- The Shanghai station, 1932-1935 -- Death squads -- Assassinations -- Police academies -- Sleeping in their coffins -- Skirts and sashes -- War and the special movement corps -- The training camps -- Codes 000 -- Dai li, Milton Miles, and the foundation of Saco -- Saco training camps -- Spying -- Dai Li's wartime smuggling networks -- Juntong in wartime Chongqing -- Falling star.
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Subject Dai, Li, 1896-1946.
Dai, Li, 1896-1946.
Secret service -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Generals -- China -- Biography.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Dai li and the Chinese secret service
Other Form: Print version: Wakeman, Frederic E. Spymaster. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2003 (DLC) 2002013903
ISBN 9780520928763 (electronic bk.)
0520928768 (electronic bk.)
1417525754 (electronic bk.)
9781417525751 (electronic bk.)
0520234073 (Trade Cloth)