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The Dragon's War: Allied Operations and the Fate of China, 1937-1947
     

The Dragon's War: Allied Operations and the Fate of China, 1937-1947

by Maochun Yu
 

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Making full use of significant new sources in Chinese-language materials, U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu provides Western readers with the first detailed account of military and intelligence operations conducted inside China by foreign powers between 1937 and 1945. He also addresses the profound impact of these operations upon China's nationalism, wartime

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Making full use of significant new sources in Chinese-language materials, U.S. Naval Academy professor Maochun Yu provides Western readers with the first detailed account of military and intelligence operations conducted inside China by foreign powers between 1937 and 1945. He also addresses the profound impact of these operations upon China's nationalism, wartime politics, and overall military campaigns. Arguing that operations by the USSR, the United States, Britain, and France, in particular, challenged the authority and legitimacy of the Chinese nationalist government, he illustrates how the failure of the Nationalist Government under Chiang Kai-shek to control these operations contributed to its demise following World War II. This provocative work unveils like never before the extraordinary intrigue, command and operational manipulations, international espionage, and politics surrounding military and intelligence operations in wartime China among the allies. It covers such topics as foreign military aid programs to China; the Chinese secret police's massive joint intelligence organization with the U.S. Navy; special intelligence initiatives conducted by the British, Free French, and Americans; secret British and American dealings with the Chinese Communists; America's first covert overseas military operation (the Flying Tigers); and Soviet and American military personnel in the China theater. The author points to the remarkable political and military ramifications that these operations had in China, including the inadvertent creation of conditions that allowed the rise of Communist China. With its implications on the world scene today, such an important new perspective of China during its war against Japan will appeal to a general audience as well as to students of World War II and specialists in the military and intelligence communities.

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"This book is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the complicated Sino-American and Allied relationships in China during World War II."—The OSS Society Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612514376
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
242
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Maochun Yu is Professor of East Asia and Military History at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He is the author of The Dragon's War and numerous articles on modern China and the military and intelligence history of World War II and the Cold War. He is a resident of Annapolis, MD.

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