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The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Yan Xu

Abstract

Yan Xu’s book The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924–1945 focuses on the connection between soldiers, urban publics, and party governments of wartime China in an effort to provide a nuanced analysis of the complicated state-society relations. Xu structured this work in a way that united the chapters through the multiple soldier figures in China and the imagery cast upon them due to wars. Xu scrutinizes how political, social, and literary perspectives influenced the rhetoric and ideal of the soldier figure. Xu’s book works chronologically from the initial start-up of the pre ... More

Keywords: China, Nationalists, Communists, Second Sino-Japanese War, Soldier Image, Military Academy, Military Laws

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813176741
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yan Xu, author
Spelman College