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Mao's Generals Remember Korea
     

Mao's Generals Remember Korea

by Xiaobing Li (Editor), Allan R. Millett (Editor), Bin Yu (Editor)
 

What does it mean to live in the West today? Do people tend to identify with states, with regions, or with the larger West? This book examines the development of regional identity in the American West, demonstrating that it is a regionally diverse entity made up of many different wests—Great Plains, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, and more—in which

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What does it mean to live in the West today? Do people tend to identify with states, with regions, or with the larger West? This book examines the development of regional identity in the American West, demonstrating that it is a regionally diverse entity made up of many different wests—Great Plains, Southwest, Rocky Mountains, and more—in which American regionalism finds its fullest expression.

These fourteen original essays tell how a sense of place emerged among residents of various regions and how a sense of those places was developed by people outside of them. Wrobel and Steiner first offer a compelling overview of the West's regional nature; then thirteen other rising or renowned scholars-from history, American Studies, geography, and literature-tell how regional consciousness formed among inhabitants of particular regions.

All of the essays address the larger issue of the centrality of place in determining social and cultural forms and individual and collective identities. Some focus on race and culture as the primary influences on regional consciousness while others emphasize environmental and economic factors or the influence of literature. Some even examine western regionalism in areas that lie beyond the West as it has traditionally been conceived. Each of the contributors believes that where a people live helps determine what they are, and they write not only about the many wests within the larger West, but also about the constant state of flux in which regionalism exists.

Many books speak of the West as a place, but few others deal with the West's different places. Many Wests presents a vision of the West that reflects both the common heritage and unique character of each major subregion, building on the revisionist impulse of the last decade to help redirect New Western History toward an appreciation of regional diversity and integrate scholarship in the regional subfields. It is a book for everyone who lives in, studies, or loves the West, for it confirms that it is home to very different peoples, economies, histories-and regions.

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"A fascinating volume offering insights into what remains one of the most emotional and still controversial issues in modern Chinese history—the Chinese experience in the Korean War. Until now the recollections of China’s top military personnel, among them the most colorful and powerful in the Chinese Communist leadership, have been inaccessible to most Americans. This volume helps us now to begin reconstructing the views of the ‘other side’ in the not so Cold War."—Gordon Chang, author of Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948–1972 "Essential reading for military and diplomatic historians as well as students of Chinese politics."—William Stueck, Jr., author of The Korean War "Provides valuable insight into Chinese perspectives on the Korean War truce negotiations."—Warren Cohen, author of America’s Response to China

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700610952
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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