From War to Nationalism: China's Turning Point, 1924-1925

From War to Nationalism: China's Turning Point, 1924-1925

by Arthur Waldron
     
 

ISBN-10: 052152332X

ISBN-13: 9780521523325

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Scholars have long recognised that Chinese politics changed fundamentally in 1925, when the radical nationalism of the May Thirtieth Movement took political centre stage. This book explains the connection between the beginning of the Nationalist revolution and the introduction of modern World War I style warfare to China. Its focus is the key year 1924, which saw a…  See more details below

Overview

Scholars have long recognised that Chinese politics changed fundamentally in 1925, when the radical nationalism of the May Thirtieth Movement took political centre stage. This book explains the connection between the beginning of the Nationalist revolution and the introduction of modern World War I style warfare to China. Its focus is the key year 1924, which saw a regional dispute about the status of Shanghai escalate into a massive civil war. Drawing on a wide range of newly-available archival sources, this book shows how the war of 1924 opened the way for radical nationalism, deeply affecting the Chinese economy, society, politics, and foreign relations. Like the author's well-received first book, The Great Wall of China: From History to Myth, this volume moves easily and persuasively from specifics of strategy and politics to the large and abiding issues of Chinese history and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521523325
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations and maps; Preface and acknowledgments; Note on romanization; Characters and events; Introduction; 1. China under the Northern system; 2. How the wars began; 3. Armament and tactics; 4. The war in the South; 5. The war in the North; 6. The war and the economy; 7. The war and society; 8. The war and the powers; 9. The turning point; 10. The collapse of the north; 11. 1925 - politics in a new key; Conclusion; Major characters; Chronology; Abbreviations used in the notes; Bibliography: Archival sources; Bibliography: Western sources; Bibliography: Chinese and Japanese sources; Glossary; Illustrations and maps.

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