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War and nationalism in China : 1925-1945=1925-1945 / Hans J. Van de Ven

Main Author Ven, Hans J. van de, 1958- Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 2003 Description XI, 377 p. : il. ; 25 cm Series RoutledgeCurzon studies in the modern history of Asia , 10 ISBN 0-415-14571-6 CDU 951
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In 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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • 1 Stilwell Revisited
  • 2 Raising the National Revolutionary Army
  • 3 Cultures of Violence during the Northern Expedition
  • 4 Nationalism and Military Reform during the Nanjing Decade
  • 5 A Forward Policy in the North
  • 6 The War of Resistance before Japan's Southern Advance
  • 7 Wartime Mobilisation
  • Conclusion

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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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