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Remembering China from Taiwan: Divided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Mahlon Meyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083862
eISBN:
9789882209091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The book tells the story of the exodus from China of two million Nationalist loyalists, military and civilians. It depicts the choices faced by millions of families as they were forced to chose which ... More


Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China Is Changing Taiwan

Scott Sigmund Gartner, Chin-Hao Huang, Yitan Li, and Patrick James

in Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China is Changing Taiwan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529209877
eISBN:
9781529209914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529209877.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter centers on Taiwanese identity and cross-Strait relations at a time when the ascent of China has proven to be the greatest sustained story of international relations in the new ... More


Opening Shot

Yuan-tsung Chen

in The Secret Listener: An Ingenue in Mao's Court

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197573341
eISBN:
9780197573372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197573341.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Yuan-tsung Chen writes her memoir in the midst of growing unrest when in 2019 the Communist rulers try to pass an extradition law in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council. To begin with, they set about ... More


The Emergence of Chinese Businesswomen in Darwin, 1910–1940

Natalie Fong

in Locating Chinese Women: Historical Mobility between China and Australia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9789888528615
eISBN:
9789888268658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528615.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chinese women in Australia’s Northern Territory in the early twentieth century were more actively involved in business than current scholarship suggests. This was in spite of Chinese cultural norms, ... More


Purge, War and Civil War: From 1927 to 1948

Christine Loh

in Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

The party's activities in Hong Kong entered a new phase in 1927 when Chiang Kai-shek embarked on the Party Purification Movement against Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members all over China. The ... More


Hong Kong to the Chinese Communist Party: From 1949 to 1965

Christine Loh

in Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.003.0018
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter demonstrates the influence of the Korean War on Hong Kong and a range of incidents that were a direct legacy of continuing conflicts between the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Chinese ... More


Naval Power, Mao Zedong, and the War in China, 1926–1949

Francis Grice

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

Naval power had a huge impact on the rise of Mao Zedong and the Communists in China from 1926 to 1949. Despite this, scholars have often marginalized its role because Mao himself wrote very little ... More


Mixing Memory and Desire

Mahlon Meyer

in Remembering China from Taiwan: Divided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083862
eISBN:
9789882209091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Recounts nationalist soldiers and civilians, in defeat, realizing they are stuck on Taiwan and their attempts to mingle with locals, marry and make a place for themselves amidst the dread of loss and ... More


1925–1931: The British Left andthe Nationalist Revolution

Tom Buchanan

in East Wind: China and the British Left, 1925-1976

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199570331
eISBN:
9780191741425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570331.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows how the British left was mobilised in support of China during the Chinese Nationalist movement (KMT) in its confrontation with Britain during 1925–1928. The May 30th incident in ... More


Shameen and South China

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the roots of the May 30, 1925 incident in Shanghai in the power struggle in Kwantung Province. It was there that the heirs of Sun Yat-sen were struggling to control his ... More


The Nanking Incident of 1927

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the 1927 incidents at the major lower Yangtze Valley city of Nanking following the Nationalist occupation of the Chinese sections of Shanghai. The first alert came on March 24 ... More


Communist Unrest and Japanese Aggression

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032887
eISBN:
9780813038223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0021
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines Japanese aggression and communist unrest in China during the 1930s. It explains that the clashes between the Chinese and Japanese in Manchuria and at Shanghai proved to be the ... More


Chapter 3

Frances Wong

in China Bound and Unbound: History in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091719
eISBN:
9789882206700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091719.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

After a year in Hong Kong, the whole of mainland China, with the exception of the province of Tibet, was liberated by the Communists, and the Kuomintang headed by Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan. By ... More


The Resurgence of China Politics

Charlotte Brooks

in Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226193564
eISBN:
9780226193731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226193731.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Three discusses the ways in which the communist takeover of the Chinese mainland and China’s involvement in the Korean War shaped Chinese American politics between 1949 and 1951. Leaders of ... More


Divergence: New York and San Francisco in the 1950s

Charlotte Brooks

in Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226193564
eISBN:
9780226193731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226193731.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Four explores the rapidly diverging politics of Chinese American New York and San Francisco in the early and mid-1950s. In New York, KMT activists and officials infiltrated almost every ... More


Interest Transformation Across the Taiwan Strait

William J. Norris

in Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy, and State Control

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454493
eISBN:
9781501704031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454493.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the mainland's use of interest transformation as a strategy to alter Taiwan's definition of its own interests. It considers how China executed its strategy of interest ... More


The Kuomintang Embarrassment

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the implications of the presence of Nationalist Chinese (Kuomintang or KMT) forces in northern Burma. Forced out of China by the advancing Communist army, they created enormous ... More


Changing Course on the Kuomintang

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies a series of angry telegrams pertaining to the Kuomintang (KMT) issue. Ambassador William Sebald reported that the KMT was a constant threat to security, since it creates an ... More


The Neutrality Conundrum

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains that although the United States had assisted in the withdrawal of the Kuomintang (KMT) troops, the American objective of preventing communist domination of Burma remained fully ... More


Rural Development in Taiwan, 1950s–1970s

Kristen E. Looney

in Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748844
eISBN:
9781501748868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748844.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines Taiwan's impressive record of rural development. In Taiwan, the defeated Kuomintang regime (KMT or Chinese Nationalist Party) sought to regain control of mainland China by ... More


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