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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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Chinese Land reform (土地改革)

Land reform, in a Chinese context, denotes the abolition of the landlord class, returning farmland to peasants in the spirit of Sun Yat-Sen’s…

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Chinese Civil War (国共内战) 1945-1949

The Chinese Civil War refers to the re-emergence of conflict between Nationalists and Communists in the immediate aftermath of the Sino-Japanese War.…

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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 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 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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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 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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