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Decisive encounters : the Chinese civil war, 1946-1950

Author: Odd Arne Westad
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Chinese Civil War was one of the key conflicts of the twentieth century. The Communist victory determined Chinese history for several generations, and defined international relations in East Asia during the Cold War and after. Despite its importance and scope - its battles were the largest military engagements since World War II - until now remarkably little has been known about the war, and even less about its  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Odd Arne Westad
ISBN: 0804744785 9780804744782 080474484X 9780804744843
OCLC Number: 1120420905
Description: viii, 413 pàgines : il·lustracions, mapes ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Chinese civil war, 1946-1950
Responsibility: Odd Arne Westad.

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This history of the Chinese Civil War attempts to answer two questions: Why was the war fought? And What were the immediate and lasting results of the Communists' victory? It also shows how campaigns  Read more...

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