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People's Wars in China, Malaya, and Vietnam Marc Opper. [print]

By: Opper, Marc [author]Contributor(s): Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan) [] | Project Muse []Material type: TextTextLanguage: English, Chinese, Vietnamese Publication details: Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, [(c)2019. ; Baltimore, Maryland : Project MUSE, 2019. Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource 404 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780472901258Subject(s): Civil war | Insurgency | Malaya | China | Malaya -- History -- Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960 | China -- History -- 1937-1945 | China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949Genre/Form: History. | Electronic books. LOC classification: JC328.5JC328.5.O62.P467 2019Online resources: Click here to access online COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission: https://lib.ciu.edu/copyright-request-form
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.
Abstract: "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.Abstract: "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)."
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Includes Chinese and Vietnamese appendix (pages 358-374).

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.

"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.

"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)."

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