Download PDF by Guoqi Xu: Asia and the Great War : a shared history

By Guoqi Xu

ISBN-10: 0199658196

ISBN-13: 9780199658190

There isn't any unmarried quantity that shines a gentle on Asia's collective involvement within the First global conflict, and the impression that conflict had on its societies. in addition, no quantity in any language explores the reviews Asian nations shared as they turned embroiled, with divergent effects, within the battle and its repercussions. Asia and the good War strikes past the nationwide or maybe foreign point by way of proposing a 'shared' background from non-national and transnational views. Asian involvements make the good struggle not just a real 'world' warfare but additionally a 'great' warfare. The battle generated forces that may rework Asia either internally and externally. Asian involvement within the First international warfare is a different bankruptcy in either Asian and international historical past, with Asian participation remodeling the that means and implications of the wider conflict.

Asia and the nice War additionally takes steps to recuperate stories of the battle and reconsider the battle in its Asian contexts. Asia's half within the warfare and the half the conflict performed within the collective improvement of Asia characterize the 1st steps of the lengthy trip to complete nationwide independence and foreign attractiveness. This quantity goals to deliver the good struggle extra absolutely into Asian heritage and the folks of Asia into the foreign background of the conflict, within the wish that the shared heritage may possibly lay the basis for a shared future.

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7 5 H. C. , 1919), 12. 6 O’Neill, The War in Africa and in the Far East, 16. 7 Edwin P. Hoyt, The Fall of Tsingtao (London: A. Barker, 1975), 7. Asia and the Great War 22 The Germans clearly valued these Chinese concessions and invested in extensive development to make Qingdao a base for their Pacific squadron and a thriving commercial port. During the period from 1898 to 1914, the Germans spent not less than 162,480,000 marks on their concession. They built churches, schools, banks, a casino, and civil and military administrative buildings.

14 Asia and the Great War emerging Indochinese nationalism, and why the war was a turning point for colonial Vietnam. Chapter 5 studies the war’s impact on Korean national independence movements. Unlike India, Japan, Vietnam, or China, the war had little direct impact on the population of the Korean peninsula. Koreans did not get involved in war, nor were they much interested in it. Nonetheless, the war marks a turning point in Korean history because it gave rise to Wilsonian promises of a new world order to be worked out after the war.

In 1914, when the Germans had just settled in with expectations of enjoying the benefits Qingdao would bring militarily and economically, the war broke out. Qingdao would be the first major casualty of the war for Germany. T H E FI G H T I N G I N QI N G D A O Japan firmly took the lead in the Qingdao battle. It contributed larger forces than Britain—some 50,000 men, 12,000 horses, 102 heavy guns and howitzers, and 42 field and mountain guns. The British, including Indian soldiers, at Qingdao totaled about 1,200 men and 350 horses, with 300 Chinese auxiliaries.

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