Shanghai Fury: Australian Heroes of Revolutionary China

Shanghai Fury: Australian Heroes of Revolutionary China

by Peter Thompson
     
 

Shanghai is a city defined by war. The city and its armed struggles were central to the relationship between China and Australia from the fall of the Manchus in 1912 to the Communist victory in 1949. Yet with the notable exception of George "Chinese" Morrison, the Australian contribution has been largely neglected and no single volume covers the experiences of the

Overview

Shanghai is a city defined by war. The city and its armed struggles were central to the relationship between China and Australia from the fall of the Manchus in 1912 to the Communist victory in 1949. Yet with the notable exception of George "Chinese" Morrison, the Australian contribution has been largely neglected and no single volume covers the experiences of the many remarkable Australians caught up in the drama. Set against a backdrop of imperial splendor and abject squalor, this book examines one of  the seminal periods of the 20th Century in a compellingly readable narrative that mixes personal memoir with combat action to complete a powerful trilogy on Australians at war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781864711837
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Thompson is the author of ANZAC Fury and Pacific Fury, and the coauthor of The Big Fella.

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