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From War to Nationalism

From War to Nationalism
China's Turning Point, 1924–1925

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions

  • Author: Arthur Waldron, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Date Published: October 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521523325

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  • Scholars have long recognised that Chinese politics changed fundamentally in 1925, when the radical nationalism of the May Thirtieth Movement took political centre stage. This book explains the connection between the beginning of the Nationalist revolution and the introduction of modern World War I style warfare to China. Its focus is the key year 1924, which saw a regional dispute about the status of Shanghai escalate into a massive civil war. Drawing on a wide range of newly-available archival sources, this book shows how the war of 1924 opened the way for radical nationalism, deeply affecting the Chinese economy, society, politics, and foreign relations. Like the author's well-received first book, The Great Wall of China: From History to Myth, this volume moves easily and persuasively from specifics of strategy and politics to the large and abiding issues of Chinese history and culture.

    • A fundamentally new appraisal of the development of Chinese nationalism
    • Brings the perspectives of the student of war and strategy to bear on key issues of history and culture
    • Numerous rare illustrations bring to life an all but forgotten era - excellent maps
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    'I would recommend this work to anyone interested in trying to understand the antecedents of today's China.' Robin Mclaren, Asian Affairs

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521523325
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations and maps
    Preface and acknowledgments
    Note on romanization
    Characters and events
    1. China under the Northern system
    2. How the wars began
    3. Armament and tactics
    4. The war in the South
    5. The war in the North
    6. The war and the economy
    7. The war and society
    8. The war and the powers
    9. The turning point
    10. The collapse of the north
    11. 1925 - politics in a new key
    Major characters
    Abbreviations used in the notes
    Bibliography: Archival sources
    Bibliography: Western sources
    Bibliography: Chinese and Japanese sources
    Illustrations and maps.

  • Author

    Arthur Waldron, United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island

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