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Lessons and warnings from Chinese Communist Party’s ’49 win

Review of Graham Hutchings, China 1949: Year of Revolution, Bloomsbury Academic (Bloomsbury Publishing), January 28, 2021. $35 hardcover; $17.01 digital. In 1949, the Chinese civil war reached a tipping point. To nearly everyone’s surprise, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) rapidly defeated the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese Communist Party came to power and the […]