From War to Nationalism
China's Turning Point, 1924-1925
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From War to Nationalism by Arthur Waldron
Book DescriptionScholars 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521523325
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arthur Waldron
People in Arms, Paperback (November 2006)
This 2002 book discusses the history of the mass mobilization of society for the purposes of war.
Great Wall of China, Paperback (January 1992)» View all books by Arthur Waldron
Arthur Waldron reveals that the notion of an ancient and continuously existing Great Wall, is in fact a myth.
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