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978-0-8108-7873-0 • Hardback • July 2013 • $150.00 • (£115.00)
978-0-8108-7874-7 • eBook • July 2013 • $143.50 • (£111.00)
Christopher R. Lew was recently a senior analyst on China for the Department of Defense and is presently the Principal Threat Intelligence Officer for Mandiant. He knows the country and the language, and has been studying and writing on the Chinese Civil War for many years, including recently The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War.
Edwin Pak-Wah Leung, who wrote the first edition, is one of the leading scholars on Modern China more generally and the Chinese Civil War in particular. He has taught at the University of Hong Kong, Peking University, and Columbia University among others. He has also published numerous articles and books, the most recent being Managing China’s Modernization.
First published in 2002, and later reprinted as The A-to-Z of the Chinese Civil War (2010), this 2d edition has over 100 more pages of text. Lew, a U.S. Army veteran, has substantially revised and expanded the contents of 1st edition. The 12-page introduction provides the necessary background overview that one needs to understand this conflict, which is also a part of the Second World War and the Cold War. There are over 200 entries describing critical events, important personages, troop movements, proclamations, organizational structure, and foreign involvement. There are plentiful see and see also references, and highlighted words in the text indicate the cross-referencing to other entries, where one can look for more information. . . .This sturdily bound work is the main English-language reference tool for this event, and is available online as well through EBRARY and EBSCO e-book collections. It complements Lawrence R. Sullivan’s Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Communist Party (see ARBA 2013, entry 638). It is suitable for the reference collections of all academic and large public libraries, especially those lacking the 1st edition.
— American Reference Books Annual