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The Nationalist Revolution in China, 1923-1928 - C. Martin Wilbur

The Nationalist Revolution in China, 1923-1928

Paperback Published: 28th January 1985
ISBN: 9780521318648
Number Of Pages: 244

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This lively history of China's Nationalist revolution tells the story of a small group of Chinese patriots headed by Sun Yat-sen until his death in 1925. They mobilised men, money, and propaganda to create a provincial base from which they launched a revolutionary military campaign to unify the country, end imperialist privilege, and bring the Kuomintang to power. Soviet Russia induced the fledgling Chinese Communist Party to join the effort, and sent money, arms, military and political experts to guide the revolution. But there was a fatal flaw in this co-operation, and when the fighting was over, the remnant Communist Party had been driven underground, the Russian experts had been expelled, and a faction-riven Nationalist Party led by Chiang Kai-shek could claim to be China's new government. This study of a key period in China's history, reprinted from Volume 12 of The Cambridge History of China, is solidly based in Chinese, Russian, and Western languages sources.

Acknowledgements
Creating a revolutionary movement
Competition and dissension within
The drive to unify China - first phase
Conflict over revolutionary goals
Mounting problems for the Wuhan regime
The communists turn to rebellion
The final drive - Peking captured and Nanking the new capital
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521318648
ISBN-10: 0521318645
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 28th January 1985
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.66 x 15.24  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.36

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