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China at War

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Mar. 26, 2018
10:00am – 11:15am ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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China was at war almost constantly from 1937 to 1953. In that period it suffered a war of invasion by Japan, civil war between Nationalist and Communist forces, war against the global superpower on the Korean peninsula, and the Cold War. It was against this backdrop of violence that the Chinese Communist Party triumphed and began to build a new nation.

Hans van de Ven discussed his new book, China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China, followed by a conversation on the changing views of the period in China and the United States – and the present-day implications of the violent origins for the People’s Republic.

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Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program strives to make public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, to facilitate scholarship based on those records, and to use these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more

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