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Relocation and dislocation: civilian, refugee, and military movement as factors in the disintegration of postwar China, 1945-49

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This article argues that massive human displacement was one of the defining factors in China’s immediate postwar period (1945-49). It shows that at least three distinctive groups were dispersed during the wartime years and needed to be resettled after the war ended in August 1945: civilian refugees, administrators who had been relocated to the temporary capital at Chongqing, and troops transferred in anticipation of an upcoming civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists. The articl...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0165115322000134

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Name:
Leverhulme Trust
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MRF-2018-028
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
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Volume:
46
Issue:
2
Pages:
193 - 213
Publication date:
2022-09-29
Acceptance date:
2021-06-28
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EISSN:
2041-2827
ISSN:
0165-1153
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1188838
Local pid:
pubs:1188838
Deposit date:
2021-08-01

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