Download now 

Pictured in the front row are US Ambassador Patrick Hurley, Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong posing together in 1945.

Pictured in the front row are US Ambassador Patrick Hurley, Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong posing together in 1945.

In this week’s episode we begin a multi-part series covering the Chinese Civil War from 1945 to 1949.  In China this is known as the War of Liberation.  In this Part 1 we will look at the background leading up to the war as well as failed attempts by the Americans in 1945-1946 to mediate a peace between Mao’s Communists and the Nationalists led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek.