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Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989

ISBN-10: 0415214742
ISBN-13: 9780415214742
Edition: 2001
Authors: Bruce A. Elleman
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Why did the Chinese empire collapse and why did it take so long for a new government to reunite China? Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 seeks to answer these questions by exploring the most important domestic and international conflicts over the past two hundred years, from the last half of the Qing empire through to modern day China. This book reveals how most of China's wars during this period were fought to preserve Chinese unity, and examines the cyclical pattern of imperial decline, domestic chaos and finally the creation of a new unifying dynasty. Exposing China as an imperialist country, and one which has often manipulated western powers in its favour, Bruce A. Elleman seeks to redress the view of China as a victimised nation. Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 is a concise survey of the military history of China, and makes a valuable contribution to the debate over whether China poses a military threat to the West today.

The opium wars and the origins of China's modern warfare
the Taiping rebellion
the Nian, Muslim and Tungan rebellions
the Ili crisis and China's defense of Xinjiang
the Sino-French war over Anam
the Sino- French war, 1894-95
the Boxer uprising, 1900
Chinese warlords and modern warfare
the nationalists' northern expedition to unite China
Sino-Soviet conflict in Manchuria, 1926-30
the Sino-Japanese war, 1937- 45
China's nationalist/communist civil war
China's role in the Korean war
the 1962 Sino-Indian border dispute and the Vietnam war
the Sino- Soviet territorial conflict
the Sino-Vietnamese conflict

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