Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989
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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.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publication date: 3/27/2001
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|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|