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Mao's Generals: Chen Yi and the New Fourth Army (Hardback)
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Mao's Generals: Chen Yi and the New Fourth Army (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 25/06/1998
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Mao's Generals reevaluates the military history of Mao Zedong's seizure of power in China using all original historical materials, confronting the history as recorded by the communist party-influenced historians. It disputes the total invincibility and brilliance of Mao in military affairs by restoring credit to the generals that made significant contributions to the communist victory.The focus falls mainly on a brilliant romantic poet named Chen Yi who founded the New Fourth Army with a group of brilliant young men and led peasant guerrillas to the victory that broke the Kuomintong's backbone. Despite his accomplishments, he could not deter his eventual demise at the hands of Mao. The author uses these incidents, plus the manipulation of the Anti-Japanese War to expose the actual nature of the communist revolution and policy in China under Mao.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761811299
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 19 mm


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Lanxin Xiang. . . has written a well-researched work that is part biography of Chen Yi and part military history of the Chinese Communist Revolution>
But with the exception of Gregor Benton's pathbreaking work, this volume represents the first comprehensive English-language history of Chinese Comunist military activities, outside of the main Jiangxi/Yanan/Manchurian areas led by Mao Zedong, for theentire 1921-49 period. * The China Journal *
...argues for a redirection of scholarly attention away from the sociopolitical aspect of the revolution and towards its military history... * China Quarterly *
...argues for a redirection of scholarly attention away from the "sociopolitical aspect" of the revolution and towards its military history... * China Quarterly *
Lanxin Xiang. . . has written a well-researched work that is part biography of Chen Yi and part military history of the Chinese Communist Revolution
But with the exception of Gregor Benton's pathbreaking work, this volume represents the first comprehensive English-language history of Chinese Comunist military activities, outside of the main Jiangxi/Yanan/Manchurian areas led by Mao Zedong, for the entire 1921-49 period. * The China Journal *

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