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Bandits in Republican China

Author: Phil Billingsley
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of banditry in Republican China, describing the cycles whereby banditry spread from the impoverished margins (geographically and socially) of late Qing society into entire provinces by the 1920s.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Billingsley
ISBN: 0804714061 9780804714068
OCLC Number: 17105064
Description: xviii, 375 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From "Bandit kingdoms" to "Bandits' world": the growth of banditry under the republic --
"Cradle of banditry": a case study of Henan province --
"Climbing Mount Liang": who became a bandit? --
"Fierce democracy": the creation and organization of a bandit gang --
"Some men are brothers": bandit lives and perspectives --
"Prevailing winds, adverse currents": bandits, power, and the people --
"Apotheosis of banditry": China becomes a bandits' world --
"Levelers or liabilities?": bandits and the revolutionary movement.
Responsibility: Phil Billingsley.

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A study of banditry in Republican China, describing the cycles whereby banditry spread from the impoverished margins (geographically and socially) of late Qing society into entire provinces by the 1920s.

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