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China's Battle for Korea The 1951 Spring Offensive

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ISBN-10: 0253011574

ISBN-13: 9780253011572

Edition: 2014

Authors: Xiaobing Li

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Between November 1950 and the end of fighting in June 1953, China launched six major offensives against UN forces in Korea. The most important of these began on April 22, 1951, and was the largest Communist military operation of the war. The UN forces put up a strong defense, prevented the capture of the South Korean capital of Seoul, and finally pushed the Chinese back above the 38th parallel. After China's defeat in this epic five-week battle, Mao Zedong and the Chinese leadership became willing to conclude the war short of total victory. Battle for Korea offers new perspectives on Chinese decision making, planning, and execution; the roles of command, political control, and technology;…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Note on Transliteration
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: China's War against America
Beijing's Decision
From the Yalu to Seoul
The Last Attempt for Victory
The First Step: Three Problems
The Costly Offensive in the West
The Second Step: the Offensive in the East
Disastrous Withdraw to the North
From Battleground to Negotiating Table
Conclusion: What China Learned
Selected Bibliography