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Author Opper, Marc, author.

Title People's wars in China, Malaya, and Vietnam / Marc Opper.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2020]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "People's Wars in China, Malaya, and Vietnam explains why some insurgencies collapse after a military defeat while under other circumstances insurgents are able to maintain influence, re-build strength, and ultimately defeat the government. The author argues that ultimate victory in civil wars rests on the size of the coalition of social groups established by each side during the conflict. When insurgents establish broad social coalitions (relative to the incumbent), their movement will persist even when military defeats lead to loss of control of territory because they enjoy the support of the civilian population and civilians will not defect to the incumbent. By contrast, when insurgents establish narrow coalitions, civilian compliance is solely a product of coercion. Where insurgents implement such governing strategies, battlefield defeats translate into political defeats and bring about a collapse of the insurgency because civilians defect to the incumbent. The empirical chapters of the book consist of six case studies of the most consequential insurgencies of the 20th century including that led by the Chinese Communist Party from 1927 to 1949, the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), and the Vietnam War (1960-1975). People's Wars breaks new ground in systematically analyzing and comparing these three canonical cases of insurgency. The case studies of China and Malaya make use of Chinese-language archival sources, many of which have never before been used and provide an unprecedented level of detail into the workings of successful and unsuccessful insurgencies. The book is adopts an interdisciplinary approach and will be of interest of both political scientists and historians"-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents Chapter 1 : Introduction -- Chapter 2: A theory of rebel institutional persistence -- Chapter 3: The Chinese Soviet Republic, 1931-1934 -- Chapter 4: The Three-Year Guerilla War, 1935-1937 -- Chapter 5: The Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Border Region, 1937-1945 -- Chapter 6: The Shanxi-Chahar-Hebei Border Region, 1945-1949 -- Chapter 7: The Malayan emergency, 1948-1950 -- Chapter 8: The Vietnam War, 1960-1975 -- Chapter 9: Fighting the people, fighting for the people -- Chinese and Vietnamese appendix -- Bibliography Index.
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical
Subject Insurgency -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
Insurgency -- China -- History -- Case studies.
Civil war -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
Civil war -- China -- Case studies.
Politics & government.
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Malaya. (OCoLC)fst01219926
Malayan Emergency (Malaya : 1948-1960) (OCoLC)fst01353609
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Chinese Civil War (China : 1945-1949) (OCoLC)fst01352298
Chronological Term 1937-1975
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Opper, Marc. People's wars in China, Malaya, and Vietnam. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2020] 9780472131846 (DLC) 2020001908
ISBN 9780472901258 (ebook other)
9780472126576 (ebook)
9780472131846 (hardcover)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.11413902 doi
AU@ 000066441395

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