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Historical dictionary of the Chinese Civil War /
Edwin Pak-wah Leung.
imprint
Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
description
xli, 191 : map 22 cm.
ISBN
0810844354 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2002.
isbn
0810844354 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5311865
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-190).
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Edwin Pak-wah Leung (B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong; M.A., Ph.D., University of California) is professor of Asian Studies and director of the Asian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University. He is also associate chairman of the Department of Asian Studies and senior fellow of the Asia Center in the same university. Professor Leung has taught at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Wuhan University, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Columbia University.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2003-03-01:
The Chinese Civil War between the Nationalists and Communists is arguably the most important subject in modern Chinese history. Numerous studies in recent years attempt to transcend political bias and present the events, 1921-49, objectively. Edwin Pak-Wah Leung, a prolific scholar in modern Chinese history, synthesizes these studies to facilitate further research. The chronology and introduction that begin the dictionary survey the topic from both microscopic and macroscopic perspectives and provide concise and valuable guidance for students. The selective bibliography includes all major research in Chinese and English. A table supplies conversion between Wade-Giles and Pinyin transliteration systems. The author uses Wade-Giles for the dictionary, which might inconvenience students since Pinyin is now more current in teaching and academic publishing. Although the dictionary would benefit from better cross-referencing of terms and phrases, this lack of unified terminology reflects the state of research--still tinted, consciously or unconsciously, by preconceptions and political biases. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic collections. M. Meng St. John's University (NY)
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At only 170 pages, the dictionary portion of the book is very concise by any standard. In the entries, Leung demonstrates excellent skills in providing summaries of complex historical events....as the first English-language historical dictionary on the Chinese civil war, this is a pioneering work.
"Recommended."
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This dictionary contains numerous entries of the important people, events, places, wars and institutions related to the Chinese Civil War. The author has utilised many Chinese and non-Chinese sources, seeking to present a balanced account of the war that changed the face of Chinese history.
Long Description
China today remains a divided country, as a result of the Civil War between the Chinese Nationalists and Communists. The Chinese Civil War, has been regarded by many as an important subject in the study of modern Chinese history, as this protracted struggle ultimately led to the Communist victory on the Mainland and the Nationalist government's retreat to the island of Taiwan in 1949. Considered an extremely important turning point in modern Chinese history, the Civil War is also of great international significance. This resource, the first of its kind written in English, details: o Microscopic and macroscopic views of the Chinese Civil War o People o Events o Places o Institutions
Main Description
The Chinese Civil War, has been regarded by many as an important subject in the study of modern Chinese history, as this protracted struggle ultimately led to the Communist victory on the Mainland and the Nationalist government's retreat to the island of Taiwan in 1949. Considered an extremely important turning point in modern Chinese history, the Civil War is also of great international significance. This resource, the first of its kind written in English, details the microscopic and macroscopic views of the Chinese Civil War; people, events, places, and institutions.
Table of Contents
Editor's Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Reader's Notep. xiii
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xv
Chronologyp. xvii
Introductionp. xxxi
The Dictionaryp. 1
Bibliographyp. 171
About the Authorp. 191
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