This week we explore the rise of the man who would come to symbolize, for good or ill, modern China: Mao Zedong. Who was he, how did he come out on top, and what was his relationship with his neighbors to the east?
Mitter, Rana. Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937-1945.
Sasagawa, Yuji. “Changes and Characteristics of Wartime Mobilization in China: Focusing on a Comparison of the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Civil War Era”. Trans. Isaac Meyer. Journal of Modern Chinese History (forthcoming).
Pepper, Suzanne. Civil War in China: The Political Struggle, 1945-1949.