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Archive for December, 2010

History of the PRC – Part Ten Posted by on Dec 12, 2010

For Part Ten of this history lesson, we’re going to divert from the story a bit to focus on an especially important character in this saga – Mao Zedong (毛泽东 – Máo zé dōng). These days, you still see the Chairman’s face just about everywhere you go in China. From massive statues of the man…

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History of the PRC – Part Nine Posted by on Dec 6, 2010

With China “unified” under Chiang’s rule and the capital relocated, the Nanjing decade (南京十年 – Nán jīng shí nián) commenced. The Nanjing government quickly received international recognition as the legitimate leader of China, and the Nationalists set about following the policies of their former leader – Sun Yat-sen. As stage one (military unification) had already…

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History of the PRC – Part Eight Posted by on Dec 3, 2010

When we last left off, Chiang Kai-shek, leader of the KMT, was preparing his soldiers for the Northern Expedition (北伐). Only July 9, 1926, he delivered a speech to over 100,000 soldiers of the National Revolution Army. The aim of the Expedition was to unify China under the KMT and disspose of warlord leadership. As…

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