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China at war, 1901-1949.

Edward L. Dreyer

China at war, 1901-1949.

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Published by Longman in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesModern wars in perspective
The Physical Object
Pagination(400)p. :
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22408904M
ISBN 100582051231

Dreyer's narrative and analysis could no doubt have benefited by references to a greater range of sources, such as these just listed. Chang Hsue-liang, a legendary China at war patriot of China, 1901-1949. book in Honolulu. In the immediate aftermath of this war, several important military units were organized on Western standards, which ultimately served as models for the broader program of military modernization. After suffering enormous casualties at the beginning of the war, Chiang Kai-shek retreated into the interior where he spent the rest of the war attempting to preserve his most loyal forces from further losses. According to Dreyer, "a declared strategy of guerrilla warfare may often be merely a rationalization for the desire to avoid battle" p.

Cambridge professor Hans van de Ven shows how the results of the fighting ended European imperialism in East Asia, 1901-1949. book China to its traditional position of regional centrality, and gave the USA a decisive role in East Asian politics. China at War September, As 1901-1949. book result, readers can better understand the wider sociopolitical history of the most populous and one of the largest countries in the world--and grasp the complex security concerns and strategic calculations often behind China's decision-making process. At the same time, Chiang's attempt to micro-manage the war against the CCP from afar, and his distrust of nominal KMT forces who lacked a history of personal loyalty to himself, hindered the coordination of an effective anti-CCP campaign. While the attempt to eliminate residual warlordism and the civil war between the KMT and CCP continued, China was threatened by Japan's imperialist designs.

1901-1949. book end result is a history of China's wars that could almost serve as a China at war for the political history of China. Yet by the middle of the decade, a growing number began to work not only to defend their communities from attack but to seek the kind of power that would enable Chinese Americans to gain equal rights and treatment in the United States. The effort proved unsuccessful, however; remittances did not become legal again until the s. However, Dreyer questions the efficacy of the guerrilla campaign carried out by the CCP in doing anything but minimal damage to the Japanese. Contrary to this claim, though, Dreyer proposes that the CCP victory was in fact more the result of conventional military science. Reviewed by Edward A.


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China at war, 1901-1949. by Edward L. Dreyer Download PDF Ebook

Some might argue, however, that the Sino-Japanese War of would have been a better starting point for a study of modern China's wars, if not in its own right then even within Dreyer's framework of military modernization.

Book Review: China at War

Translate this review into Please note that this is an automated translation, and the quality will vary. Although examining the wars of the early Republic and the warlord period in some detail, Dreyer focuses most of his critical attention to more contested 1901-1949.

book raised concerning the military struggles between the KMT and the CCP and the conflict 1901-1949. book Japan between and Far too often historians of this period have tended to ignore the importance China at war military factors in the events they describe.

Before this task was China at war, however, the KMT and CCP alliance broke apart, generating a prolonged military struggle between China at war two parties for political power.

Dreyer is first of all critical of the military failures of the KMT, particularly Chiang Kai-shek's abandonment of the strategy that had nearly led to the extermination of the CCP prior to the war with Japan. Mao was reluctant to enter the war despite China at war pressure from Stalin. Bik Lee; front: Mrs.

The economic 1901-1949. book also affected thousands of ordinary Chinese Americans who regularly remitted money to family in Guangdong, the ancestral province of almost all people of Chinese ancestry in the United States. Dreyer is first of all critical of the military failures of the KMT, particularly Chiang Kai-shek's abandonment of the strategy that had nearly led to the extermination of the CCP prior to the war with Japan.

Dreyer, China at War, A similar problem exists with Dreyer's reference here and 1901-1949. book pp. In Hawaii, which remained a territory untilmany 1901-1949. book of the Chinese American population had entered politics years before the war. In another example, Dreyer implies that when Chao Heng-t'i became governor of Hunan inthe former governor T'an Yan-k'ai and another Hunan military leader Ch'eng Ch'ien 1901-1949.

book "their armies" to Kwangtung to join Sun Yatsen p. Later Dreyer states that Wang 1901-1949. book was the military governor of both Hubei and Hunan, and that Wu Pei-fu kept Wang's provinces for himself after Wang's ouster p. My attempt here to summarize the wars that occurred in China in the first half of the twentieth century gives some idea of the task Edward Dreyer faced in even trying to construct a history of war in China in this period.

Not stopping there, though, Dreyer also shows that China's losses were increased by Chiang Kai-shek's poor command practices for example, attempting to manage campaigns far from the front with little attention to actual conditions and by political factors--such as factional divisions within Chiang's army and distrust between the KMT and CCP.

At the same time, Chiang's attempt to micro-manage the war against the CCP from afar, and his distrust of nominal KMT forces who lacked a history of personal loyalty to himself, hindered the coordination of an effective anti-CCP campaign. China's defeat in this war proved the limits of this early modernization, particularly its emphasis on military technology without accompanying institutional changes.

In the first case, Dreyer stands with those who believe that the KMT under Chiang Kai-shek actually developed a strategy by the mids that, if not interrupted by the conflict with Japan, might have led to the successful suppression of the Communist movement.

She is currently doing research for a book about foreigners in prewar China. As a result, readers can better understand the wider sociopolitical history of the most populous and one of the largest countries in the world--and grasp the complex security concerns and strategic calculations often behind China's decision-making process.

As the first book of its kind, China at War: An Encyclopedia expands far beyond the conventional military history book that is focused on describing key wars, battles, military leaders, and influential events.

Thus Dreyer challenges those who criticize Chiang Kai-shek for his overly military approach to the problem of Communist rebellion. Japan was in retreat on most fronts although it then achieved a major victory but one which did it no good.

In fact, however, Sun developed a warm personal friendship with the young Anarchist organizers, induced most of them to join his T'ung Meng Hui, and received various types of aid from them. For any other proposed use, contact the Reviews editorial staff at hbooks mail. But it is often the links between events that tell a more coherent story.

In San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland, and other West Coast cities, many of the Chinese Americans who jumped into politics to defend their communities in the s forged multiracial coalitions and participated in the fight for integrated housing, civil rights, and immigration reform in the s and s.

That historical event is known as the Xi'an Incident brief. Chinese American Woman's Voluntary Service. According to Dreyer, "Chinese were willing to die for their country in large number, but her leaders were still not willing to cooperate in her defense" p.Lee "China at War " por Edward L.

Dreyer disponible en Rakuten Kobo. Few phases of history were as heavy with implications for the world at large than the turbulent years through which Chin Brand: Taylor And Francis. Jul 13,  · Few phases of history were as heavy with implications for the world at large than the turbulent years through which China moved from the overthrow of the last imperial dynasty inthrough anarchy, civil war and invasion, to the final triumph of the Communists in - yet few periods are as little known by the wider world, and so little understood/5(7).

If nothing else, the book refocuses attention on war as a central feature of China's modern experience. Far too often historians of this period have tended to ignore the importance of military factors in the events they describe. Dreyer's book goes a long way toward redressing this neglect.Edward L.

Dreyer, ‘China at War, ’ H-Net Review by Edward A. Pdf, September The reviewed book is the first complete history, in a single work, of war and warfare in China in the first half of the twentieth century.American political analyst Graham Allison’s thought-provoking book Destined for War ponders whether the two superpowers can avoid the precedents of history, and highlights North Korea as a.Edward L.

Dreyer, ‘China at War, ebook H-Net Review by Edward A. McCord, September The reviewed book is the first complete history, in a single work, of war and warfare in China in the first half of the twentieth century.