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The Chinese Revolution

A Phase in the Regeneration of a World Power

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ISBN 9780674184978

Publication Date: 01/01/1930

401 pages


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  • Prologue: Revolutionary China at Home
  • I. The Problem of China
    • 1. The Disintegration of China
    • 2. The Nationalist Movement
    • 3. The Question of Chinese Political Capacity
  • II. The Scholastic Empire
    • 1. The Prerequisites of the Regeneration of China
    • 2. The Traditional Chinese Political System
    • 3. Imperial China as a World Power
  • III. The Overthrow of the Manchus
    • 1. The Foundations of Manchu Supremacy
    • 2. The Causes of their Decline
    • 3. The Degeneration of the Dynasty
    • 4. The Collapse of Its Power
  • IV. The Downfall of the Mandarins
    • 1. The Revolution in Education
    • 2. Experiment with the Parliamentary Republic
    • 3. The Rise of the Militarists
    • 4. The Demoralization of the Mandarinate
  • V. The Revolutionary Politics of Sun Yat-Sen
    • 1. Dr. Sun’s Legacy to Revolutionary China
    • 2. His “Plans for National Reconstruction”
    • 3. His “Three Principles of the People”
    • 4. His “Fundamentals of National Reconstruction”
    • 5. The “Manifesto” of the Kuomintang
  • VI. The Chinese Soviet Republic
    • 1. The Entente Between Moscow and Canton
    • 2. The Alliance Between Communists and Nationalists
    • 3. The Growth of the New Revolutionary Spirit
    • 4. The Reorganization of the Nationalist Government
    • 5. The Parliamentary vs. The Soviet Republic
  • VII. The Triumph of the New Militarism
    • 1. The Sovient Government at Canton
    • 2. The Northern Punitive Expedition
    • 3. The Sovient Government at Hankow
    • 4. The Causes of its Collapse
    • 5. The Consequences of its Collapse
  • VIII. The Dictatorship of the Kuomintang
    • 1. The Disintegration of the Nationalist Party
    • 2. The Party “Purification”
    • 3. The Reconstruction of the Nationalist Political System
    • 4. Education and Propaganda in Nationalist China
    • 5. The Triumph of the Northern Punitive Expedition
  • IX. The Period of Political Tutelage
    • 1. Consolidation of the Party Dictatorship
    • 2. The Inauguration of the Five-Power Republic
    • 3. The Character of the Nanking Political System
    • 4. The Unfinished Work of the Revolution
    • 5. The Stabilization of the Dictatorship
  • X. The Outlook For The Five-Power Constitution
    • 1. The Problem of China Restated
    • 2. Dr. Sun’s Revolutionary Politics Reconsidered
    • 3. The Fundamental Soundness of His Plans
    • 4. The Future of the Chinese Revolution
  • Epilogue: Revolutionary China Among The Powers
  • Appendices
    • A. Sun Yat-Sen’s Will
    • B. Sun Yat-Sen’s Fundamentals of National Reconstruction
    • C. The Constitution of the Kuomintang
    • D. The General Principles Governing the Period of Tutelage
    • E. The Organic Law of the National Government of the Republic of China
    • F. The Organization of the Provincial Governments
    • G. Resolution Adopted by the Third National Congress of the Kuomintang with Regard to China’s Foreign Relations, March 28, 1929
    • H. Manifesto of the Second Plenary Session of the Central Executive Committee of the Kuomintang, June 18, 1929
    • I. Chronology of the Chinese Revolution
  • Index

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