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The Yan'an Period (延安时期)(1936-1947)

The Yan'an period refers to the Communist Party base area in Northern China beyond Nationalist control. From here, the Chinese Communist Party…

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The Xinhai revolution 1911 (辛亥革命)

At the beginning of the 20th Century, China, the most populous nation in the world was still ruled by an absolute monarchy. The rise of foreign…

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The Warlord Era 1911-1928 军阀时代

After the Xinhai Revolution, a military general, Yuan Shikai, instrumental in forcing the Qing Dynasty to abdicate, ruled over China in a dictatorial…

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The Sino-Japanese War (抗日战争) 1937-1945

In 1937, fully-fledged war broke out with Japan after their imperialist aggression could no longer be tolerated by Chiang Kai-Shek. The Japanese won…

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The Nationalist Party (国民党)

The Nationalist Party came to power after the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty which was supported by their founder, Sun Yet-Sen. After ceding the…

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The Nanjing Decade (南京时期) (1927-1937)

The Nanjing decade refers to a ten-year period in which the Nationalist Party led by Chiang Kai-Shek formed a government having ousted both the…

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The Korean War 1950-1953 (朝鲜战争)

One year after the People’s Republic of China was founded, Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party were drawn into an international conflict of…

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The Great Leap Forward (大跃进)

The ‘Great Leap Forward’ is a term used to denote Mao’s Second Five Year Plan which was anticipated to run from 1958-1963. The main impetus behind…

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The First Five Year Plan (第一个五年计划 )(1953-1957)

The first Five Year Plan was Mao's model for economic development adapted from the Soviet Union. The plan emphasized the rapid growth of heavy…

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