Iron mold of soldiers at Korean War Memorial.

China and the Korean War

June 20, 2021

Chinese troops suffered more than one million casualties in the Korean War. However, Mao greatly elevated his and China’s stature both within the socialist camp and in the Third World. […]

A poster with Mao's image during the cultural revolution of China

Reversal of Fortune: The Rise of the Chinese Communists

June 3, 2021

During World War II, the Chinese communists went from oblivion to becoming the emerging leaders of China. In this stunning reversal of fortune, the key was the Japanese invasion which became a turning point in the communist history. […]

A photo of a Chinese soldier standing next to an American plane.

A Fortuitous Ally: US Role in Sino-Japanese Conflict

June 2, 2021

Being massacred by the Japanese forces during World War II, China could not have won the war on its own. In a sudden turn events, US stepped in as its ally, backing the Chinese forces with American air and naval power. […]

An image of Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall.

The Reign of White Terror in China

May 15, 2021

After Chiang’s unpredictable coup in Shanghai, the Communists, previously Chiang’s allies had to flee. They were scattered in different parts of the country, but still attempted to defeat Chiang. […]

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Chinese Communism: Guomindang and Chinese Communist Party

April 29, 2021

Sun Yat-sen’s Guomindang and Li Dazhao’s Communist Party had very different long-term objectives. However, they did share some strong near-term commitments. Comintern used these common goals to bring about a coalition between the two parties. […]

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