Decisive Encounters The Chinese Civil War, 1945-1950

ISBN-10: 080474484X

ISBN-13: 9780804744843

Edition: 2003

Authors: Odd Arne Westad

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This history of the Chinese Civil War attempts to answer two questions: Why was the war fought? And What were the immediate and lasting results of the Communists' victory? It also shows how campaigns were mounted against changes in politics, society and culture.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 427
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Odd Arne Westad is Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science.

A Note on Transliteration and Usage
East Asian Cockpit: The Aftermath of World War II
Two Bridges: The Outbreak of Civil War
Takeovers: Resurrecting the Guomindang State
Adjusting Heaven: Communist Rule in the Provinces
Into the Cauldron: The Guomindang Offensives
The Turn: Battlefields of the North
The Chase: Crossing the Yangzi
To Tian'anmen: Constructing New China
To the Yalu River: New China and the World
Postscript: The Chinese Civil War Today
Studying the Chinese Civil War: A Brief Bibliography
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