Civil war on the Central Plains: mobilization, militarization, and the end of Nationalist rule in Zhengzhou, 1947-1948
The railroad junction city of Zhengzhou in Henan Province was a key Nationalist strongpoint in the Chinese Civil War, a well-guarded city that would be “defended to the death.” But what did the encroaching conflict mean for the city and its inhabitants? This article breaks new ground by exploring the tense relationship between local authorities and residents during the last months of Nationalist rule. Using eyewitness accounts, newspapers, and sources surviving in the municipal archive, it un...Expand abstract
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- This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from Johns Hopkins University Press at: https://doi.org/10.1353/tcc.2020.0025
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