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    Regn & Nation=Kwangsi Clique (CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN CHINESE HISTORY, LITERATURE AND INSTITUTIONS) (Hardback) By (author) Diana Lary


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    DescriptionA study of the tensions between region and nation in Republican China. Diana Lary gives a detailed examination of Kwangsi province in south-west China, the home base of a major warlord clique that was important both for its interesting internal politics and for its national influence in the late 1920s and the 1930s. She reconstructs with imagination and thoroughness the intricate political and military history of the nation, but without losing sight of the overall regional character of the Kwangsi government and its policies. She shows how the regional leaders responded to central breakdown, what sense they had of the nation even in its weakened condition. China is usually studied as a monolithic entity; Diana Lary demonstrates that such a simple view must fail, that China also consists of a large number of distinct regions with special patterns of relationship to the centre.

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    Regn & Nation=Kwangsi Clique
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diana Lary
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 595 mm
    Weight: 595 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521202046
    ISBN 10: 0521202043

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000, POL016000
    LC classification: DS793.K6 L35
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 320.9/51/222042
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
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    Publication date
    09 January 1975
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    Table of contents
    1. Descent into regionalism: Kwangsi Province-the historical background; 2. The country boys; 3. Towards the revolution; 4. Soldiers of the revolution; 5. Revolutionary regionalism: Kwangsi, 1926–1929; 6. 'Kwangsi Empire': the Kwangsi Clique after the Northern Expedition; 7. The first defeat; 8. Back to the province; 9. Reconstruction; 10. The second defeat.