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A military history of modern China : from the Manchu conquest to Tian'anmen Square

Author: Peter M Worthing
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of Imperial China, Republican China, and the People's Republic of China, revealing how the war and the military have influenced the course of Chinese history.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Worthing, Peter M., 1964-
Military history of modern China.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2007
(OCoLC)608385685
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Worthing
ISBN: 9780275987800 0275987809
OCLC Number: 131069532
Description: viii, 226 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: War and the military in traditional China --
Manchu conquest and the Qing dynasty --
The Anglo-Chinese wars, 1839-1860 --
The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, 1851-1864 --
At war with France and Japan, 1864-1895 --
The new armies and the 1911 revolution, 1895-1916 --
Warlords and the Northern Expedition, 1916-1928 --
Nationalist and Communist armies, 1927-1937 --
Manchuria and the Sino-Japanese War, 1931-1945 --
The Chinese Civil War, 1945-1949 --
China and the Korean War, 1950-1953 --
Border conflicts: Jinmen, India, and the USSR, 1958-1969 --
China, Indochina, and the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War --
The Chinese military since 1980.
Responsibility: Peter Worthing.
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