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The Bitter Peace

Conflict in China 1928-37

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Author: Philip S. Jowett

After the civil conflict in China since the fall of the Imperial system in 1911, the victory of the Nationalists in 1928 should have heralded a period of peace. Instead, the following decade was to see wars and revolts that destroyed the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians. Although officially at peace, the country was torn apart by foreign invasion, civil war and class conflict that often went unreported.

Full-scale war with the Soviet Union and Japan cost China territory and prestige while civil conflict tore Chinese society apart. Clandestine warfare was waged by Japan during the 1920s, which led to an invasion and occupation of Manchuria in 1931. The Nationalist Government waged war on several fronts, fighting the invading Japanese while being obsessed with defeating the Chinese Communists. This period saw an astounding number of conflicts involving China and many are little known, even to some students of Chinese military history. This book reveals the facts behind these secret and undeclared wars that blighted China in the 1920s and 1930s.

Book ISBN 9781445651927

Book Format Hardback

pages 320 pages

Publication Date 15 Mar 2017

Height 248

Width 172

Illustrations 133

Regular Price: £20.00

Special Price: £14.00

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