Jiang zhengquan quangui kuimie (The Chiang regime has totally crumbled)
|Title:||Jiang zhengquan quangui kuimie (The Chiang regime has totally crumbled)|
|Media:||leaflet (ink on paper)|
|Source:||Hoover Institution Archives: 48005. David D Barrett Papers: China misc.|
In this leaflet depicting Japanese bombing of Wuhan, a bloodied Chiang is shown fleeing by air as regional armies desert him. Chiang's airplane is marked with the phrase 'fleeing abroad' (paodao waiguo qu) and sacks marked with dollar signs are seen in the cockpit. The five-bannered flag of the Reformed Government of the Republic of China is contrasted to the tattered white sun of the Nationalists.
On the battle for Wuhan, see Stephen Mackinnon, Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees and the Making of Modern China (Berkeley, Ca: University of California Press, 2008).