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China and the Great War: China's Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization - Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare 20 (Hardback)
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China and the Great War: China's Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization - Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare 20 (Hardback)

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Hardback 342 Pages / Published: 24/02/2005
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China's role in the First World War has been a curiously neglected topic. This 2005 book is a full-length study of China's involvement in the conflict from perspectives of international history, using largely unknown archival materials from China, France, Germany, UK, and USA. It explains why China wanted to join the war and what were its contributions to the war effort and the emerging world order in the postwar period. The book also demonstrates that China's participation in the First World War was not only a defining moment in modern Chinese and world history, but also the beginning of China's long journey toward internationalization. In this provocative book, Professor Xu adds a new dimension to our collective memory of the war, its tragedy and its significance, and restores the China war memory into its rightful place.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521842129
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: 'Any student of WW1 would consider this book as an essential read.' Open History
Review of the hardback: '... a fine example of the writing of international history, based on careful archival research. The argument is skilfully developed and assisted by a small section of illustrations. It puts before the reader the Chinese side of a story which is not unfamiliar but which has been slanted in the past.' The China Quarterly
Review of the hardback: 'This is an important book, helping to answer hitherto neglected questions about China's role in the Great War and the role the war played in bringing China onto a changing international stage. It is well researched and written, and deserves to be read widely.' Asian Affairs

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