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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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Mao Zedong (毛泽东)

In 1893, Mao Zedong was born into a rich peasant family in the province of Hunan. Having moved to Beijing for an education, he encountered Marxist…

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Chiang Kai-Shek (蒋介石)

Chiang Kai-Shek rebelled against the Qing Dynasty in his youth and went to Japan for military training. After the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, he joined…

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The Chinese Communist Party (中共)

The Chinese Communist Party began as a small community of urban intellectuals sympathetic to Marxism. After being brutally purged from the city of…

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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 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 Cultural Revolution (文化大革命)

The Cultural Revolution was borne out of a power struggle between Mao and reformers in the Chinese Communist Party who allowed for elements of private…

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