War and Nationalism in China
By (author) Hans J. van de Ven
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War and Nationalism in China by Hans J. van de Ven
Book DescriptionIn 1937, the Nationalists under Chiang Kaishek were leading the Chinese war effort against Japan and were lauded in the West for their efforts to transform China into an independent and modern nation; yet this image was quickly tarnished. The Nationalists were soon denounced as militarily incompetent, corrupt, and antidemocratic and Chiang Kaishek, the same. In this book, van de Ven investigates the myths and truths of Nationalist resistance including issues such as: * the role of the US in East Asia during the Second World War * the achievements of Chiang Kaishek as Nationalist leader * the respective contributions of the Nationalists and the Communists to the defeat of Japan * the consequences of the Europe First strategy for Asia. War and Nationalism in China offers a major new interpretation of the Chinese Nationalists, placing their war of resistance against Japan in the context of their prolonged efforts to establish control over their own country and providing a critical reassessment of Allied Warfare in the region. This groundbreaking volume will interest students and researchers of Chinese History and Warfare.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415145718
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans J. van de Ven
Cambridge History of War: Volume 4, War and the Modern World, Hardback (September 2012)
A comprehensive and authoritative new account of every aspect of warfare in the most destructive period in human history.
New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolution, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by Hans J. van de Ven
These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949. They draw upon considerable archival resources which have recently become available.
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Author Biography - Hans J. van de Ven
Hans J. van de Ven, educated at Leiden and Harvard universities, is a Reader in Chinese Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is also the author of the award-winning book From Friend to Comrade.
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