The Chinese Steam Navy 1862-1945

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"This new book tells the extraordinary story of the transformation of a navy from one of armed junks to one exploiting the latest steam and steel technology."--BOOK JACKET.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781861761446
  • Publisher: Duckworth Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/15/2001
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps 6
Introduction 7
1 The Geographical and Historical Background 11
2 The Early Ships 15
3 Dockyards, Defences and Colleges 21
4 The Chinese-built Ships to 1877 33
5 Shipbuilding at Home and Abroad 1875-85 41
6 The Sino-French War of 1884-5 59
7 Shipbuilding at Home and Abroad 1885-94 67
8 The Sino-Japanese War in 1894 85
9 The Siege of Wei-Hai-Wei, 1895 97
10 The New Ships, 1895-1909 106
11 The New Fleet Programme and the Revolution of 1911 125
12 The Period of Continuing Unrest 1915-28 137
13 The Nationalist Government - A Decade of Conversions and Shipbuilding 149
14 The Undeclared War, 1937-41 167
15 The Torpedo Boats 179
16 The Custom Cruisers 188
App. A Chinese Naval Guns 195
App. B Names and Nomenclature 197
Chronology 1861-1945 199
Bibliography 200
Notes 203
Index 205
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