Paine, S. C. M.

The Wars for Asia, 1911-1949. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (506 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; THE WARS FOR ASIA, 1911-1949; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; MAPS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TECHNICAL NOTE; PART I: FEAR AND AMBITION JAPAN, CHINA, AND RUSSIA; 1 INTRODUCTION: The Asian Roots of World War II; 2 JAPAN 1931-1936: The Containment of Russia and National Restoration; ECONOMIC DEPRESSION AND COMMUNIST EXPANSION; STATE BUILDING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MANCHUKUO; JAPAN'S WARLORDS ABROAD AND AT HOME; 3 CHINA 1926-1936: Chaos and the Quest for the Mandate of Heaven; THE REUNIFICATION OF CHINA; STATE BUILDING DURING THE NANJING DECADE; THE DILEMMAS OF APPEASEMENT 4 RUSSIA 1917-1936: Impending Two-Front War and World RevolutionTHE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE; MOUNTING PRESSURE FOR A SECOND UNITED FRONT; PREVENTING A TWO-FRONT WAR; PART II: NESTED WARS: A Civil War within a Regional War within a Global War; 5 FLASHBACK TO 1911 AND THE BEGINNING OF THE LONG CHINESE CIVIL WAR; 6 REGIONAL WAR: The Second Sino-Japanese War; JAPAN IN SEARCH OF A QUICK DECISIVE VICTORY; OPERATIONAL VICTORY AND STRATEGIC STALEMATE; INSURGENCY AND PACIFICATION; FROM A LIMITED TO AN UNLIMITED POLICY OBJECTIVE; 7 GLOBAL WAR: World War II THE PEARL HARBOR SOLUTION TO THE CHINA QUAGMIREA WAR OF MANY FRONTS; THE GENERALS' WAR; WAR TERMINATION; 8 THE FINAL ACT OF THE LONG CHINESE CIVIL WAR; STATE BUILDING AND UNBUILDING; RESUMPTION OF THE CIVIL WAR; THE MANCHURIAN THEATER; THE MANDATE OF HEAVEN; 9 CONCLUSION: Civil War as the Prologue and Epilogue to Regional and Global Wars; FEAR, AMBITION, DILEMMAS, NESTED WARS, AND PIVOTAL DECISIONS; THE REST OF THE STORY; CHRONOLOGY; NOTES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; TECHNICAL NOTE; 1 INTRODUCTION: THE ASIAN ROOTS OF WORLD WAR II; 2 JAPAN 1931-1936: THE CONTAINMENT OF RUSSIA AND NATIONAL RESTORATION 3 CHINA 1926-1936: CHAOS AND THE QUEST FOR THE MANDATE OF HEAVEN4 RUSSIA 1917-1936: IMPENDING TWO-FRONT WAR AND WORLD REVOLUTION; 5 FLASHBACK TO 1911 AND THE BEGINNING OF THE LONG CHINESE CIVIL WAR; 6 REGIONAL WAR: THE SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR; 7 GLOBAL WAR: WORLD WAR II; 8 THE FINAL ACT OF THE LONG CHINESE CIVIL WAR; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

Examines the Western treatment of World War II, the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War as separate and distinct misrepresents their connections and causes.

9781139552219 37.99 (NL)


China -- History, Military -- 1912-1949.
Japan -- History, Military -- 1868-1945.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- China.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.


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DS775.4 .P35 2012

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