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Civil war on the Central Plains: mobilization, militarization, and the end of Nationalist rule in Zhengzhou, 1947-1948

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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...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1353/tcc.2020.0025

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Twentieth-Century China Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
3
Pages:
266-284
Publication date:
2020-09-20
Acceptance date:
2019-06-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1940-5065
ISSN:
1521-5385
Source identifiers:
1047715
Language:
English
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pubs:1047715
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uuid:6283f67e-470c-49ae-b65d-c1d4fabb0229
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pubs:1047715
Deposit date:
2019-08-26

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