CHINA: Hero Falls

"The Conqueror" Chiang Kai-shek whose nationalist armies recently swept across one-half of China, (TIME, Sept. 29, 1926 et req.) returned last week, a man abased and fallen, to his home and birthplace, the little village of Fenghwa, 100 miles south of Shanghai.

He came in the dense blackness between midnight and dawn—for in China one who has "lost face" does well to hide his features. A 'faithful secretary would say only: "General Chiang Kaishek is with his family here and is going into retirement indefinitely, seeking...

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