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The Wars for Asia, 1911-1949.

By: Paine, S. C. M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (506 p.).ISBN: 9781139552219.Subject(s): China -- History, Military -- 1912-1949 | Japan -- History, Military -- 1868-1945 | Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- China | World War, 1939-1945 -- JapanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Wars for Asia, 1911–1949DDC classification: 355.00951 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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.
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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.

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In this competent, useful recapitulation and reconceptualization of the series of wars that wracked China in the first half of the 20th century, Paine (strategy and policy, US Navy War College) argues that all of the wars--WW II, the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the Chinese Civil War--were interlinked and should be seen as part of a long process of a struggle for power in Asia. The author's main contribution is to integrate Russian history and the Russian perspective into the conflicts in Asia. Very few scholars are as sensitive to the importance of Russia and its involvement in China. The book is a useful overview of this history, though the density of its narrative makes it most suitable for knowledgeable academics. Undergraduates or lay readers will find it extremely hard going. Paine's overall thesis is reasonable, if unremarkable and not unique. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty. P. Lorge Vanderbilt University

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