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Élitist fascism : Chiang Kaishek's Blueshirts in 1930s China /
Chung Dooeum.
imprint
Aldershot ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2000.
description
xvi, 366 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0754611663
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imprint
Aldershot ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2000.
isbn
0754611663
catalogue key
4248127
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-346) and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Although the Chinese Blueshirts were typical in many ways of the power elites that were already a part of Chinese politics, they were nevertheless fascist. Chung Dooeum compares them and their practices with their Western counterparts during the 1930s.
Long Description
Chung Dooeum considers the Chinese Blueshirts organisation from1932-1938. The book sets out the terms of comparison between the Blueshirts and Fascist organisations in Europe and Japan, indicating where there were similarities an differences of ideology and practice, as well as establishing links between them. The Blue shirts espoused many of the characteristics of a Fascist organisation, especially according to the Japanese model and to some extent to the European model. Although, they were in many ways typical of the power-cliques which were already an integral part of Chinese politics. The influence of Chinese secret society traditions is also examined as an aspect that clearly distinguished them from their European Fascist counterparts. The conclusion arrived at, is that the Blueshirts may properly be described as fascist - or an organisation with unmistakable links to Fascism. Not only does this study contribute specifically to the political history of China, it also examines the development of political and military movements in the Far East in the period preceding World War Two.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Characteristics of fascism in the West and the East
Chiang Kaishek's espousal of fascism
The emergence of the Blueshirts
The ideology and implementation of Blueshirts fascism
The Blueshirts' dependence on the green gang
The metamorphosis of the Blueshirts
Reappraising the Blueshirts as a fascist organization
Appendices
Chronology
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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