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  • n. the political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan


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  • The Chinese government—run by the nationalist, republican party known as the Guomindang gwoh-meen-dohng— rightly suspected Japan of plotting to seize Manchuria, detach it from China, and turn it into part of the Japanese Empire.

    Another Disappointment

  • Besides bandits, remnants of the Guomindang army were active in Burmese tropical forests, which made minzu works in Yunnan even more sensitive.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • The Qianlong emperor, after tasting the bitterness of the Jinchuan Wars (western Sichuan), issued a decree that all discriminative names of ethnic peoples in imperial documents and archives be deleted or changed,117 a practice both the Guomindang and the CCP followed. 118 The moral similarities between Confucianism and Chinese Marxism provided a large capacity for the CCP to continue and develop imperial practices. 119

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • In Taiwan, during the 228 Incident and afterwards, Taiwan was cleansed of its political and rural elites as they were jailed, killed or left the country and their land was confiscated and redistributed to Guomindang party hacks from the mainland.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bring on the Coup

  • Guomindang power virtually collapsed in Henan Province, and the Japanese occupied eastern Henan in 1938.

    Theories of the Chinese Revolution

  • The three-way struggle between the Japanese, the Guomindang, and the Communist Party gave the Party new opportunities for mobilization against both its enemies.

    Theories of the Chinese Revolution

  • They were in a position to talk with ordinary people, Communist activists, and Guomindang officials.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • How did circumstances of Guomindang leadership and power relationships influence the behavior and deployment of the Chinese military?

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • After more than fifty years of Japanese occupation, Taiwan became the headquarters of the Republic of China, whose ruling party, the Guomindang, vowed to reassert its control over the mainland.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • The present Dalai was appointed by Guomindang Government 1948 before the communist took power.

    China Disaster Relief: How to Contribute - The Lede Blog -


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