The soldier image and state-building in modern China, 1924-1945 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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The soldier image and state-building in modern China, 1924-1945

Author: Yan Xu, (History teacher)
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2019. ©2019
Series: Asia in the new millennium.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945 is the first study in English to explore the ways in which the figure of the soldier was employed to advance the ideological and cultural agendas of a variety of citizen groups during the first half of the twentieth century in China. Government authorities, cadets at the Whampoa Military Academy (the "West Point of China"), elites, urban professionals,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yan Xu, (History teacher)
ISBN: 9780813176741 0813176743
OCLC Number: 1060178663
Notes: 10 pages of illustrations are from the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota.
Description: 234 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Politicizing the soldier image in modern Chinese history --
Training model soldiers at the Whampoa Military Academy --
Enlisting citizens in the military mobilization of the nationalist state --
Wartime soldier support by urban intellectuals and professionals --
Creating gendered images of the soldier figure in literary works --
The construction of the soldier ideal by educated youths --
The army-people bond in mass culture in wartime Yan'an.
Series Title: Asia in the new millennium.
Responsibility: Yan Xu.

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This book opens up a new area in modern Chinese history and Chinese military history by revealing that the cultural discourse on the soldier image is essential to understanding Chinese nationalism,  Read more...

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