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History of the PRC – Part Sixteen Posted by on Mar 15, 2011

With the Japanese occupation of Wuhan, the KMT reestablished the government in Chongqing. Chiang Kai-shek refused to negotiate unless Japan agreed to withdraw to its pre-1937 borders, but they did not budge an inch. Resilient Chinese forces were taking their toll on Japan’s military, and as a result the Imperial General Headquarters of Japan ordered…

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Q & A: What do you want to learn about? Posted by on Mar 11, 2011

We here at Transparent Language Chinese value your input, so I thought I’d create this reoccurring Q & A post as a forum to ask and answer your Chinese related questions. Here’s how it will work: Post comments on this blog post for topics/parts of speech/etc… that you are interested in. Remember to leave the…

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History of the PRC – Part Fifteen Posted by on Mar 4, 2011

After the Nanjing Massacre, the city of Wuhan became the political, economic, and military center of China. With the fall of Shanghai and Nanjing, this city on the Yangtze River (长江 – Cháng jiāng) was basically the wartime capital of China, and Chinese focused their efforts on defending it. Japanese forces believed that if they…

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History of the PRC – Part Fourteen Posted by on Mar 2, 2011

With the New Year festivities behind us, it’s time to dive back into our history lesson on the tumultuous period between China’s last Emperor and the founding of the modern day People’s Republic of China. When we last left off in Part Thirteen, Chiang Kai-shek and his army had just suffered a crushing defeat at…

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