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China On The Eve Of Communist Takeover

1st Edition

By A. Doak Barnett


384 pages

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Paperback: 9780367155971
pub: 2020-03-30
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 This book attempts to illuminate some of the trends and conditions in China just prior to, and at the time of the Communist takeover. The conditions that existed just prior to 1949 provided the immediate starting point, the base line, from which the Chinese Communists, once in power, embarked upon their tremendous political, economic, and social

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Disintegration: Nationalist China’s Urban Base -- Riding High for a Fall -- Uneasy Isolation -- “War” in the Suburbs -- Student Disaffection -- Business Depression -- Clique Politics -- Pressures on Labor -- Minor Parties in Opposition -- Collapse of Public Morale -- Stagnation: Nationalist China’s Rural Hinterland -- The Status Quo in the Countryside -- Fragmentation: Warlords, Borderlands, and Political Disunity -- Old-Style Warlordism -- Muslim Authoritarianism -- Chinese in Inner Mongolia -- Mongol Autonomy -- Tibetan Border Region -- The Panchen Lama -- Chinese Turkestan -- Disunity in the Southwest -- End of the Line -- Island Refuge -- Communist Takeover -- Siege and Turnover -- Takeover and Consolidation -- Fan Shen

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies