The China Mission George Marshall s Unfinished War 1945 1947

Author: Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393243086
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: History

An Economist Best Book of 2018 A spellbinding narrative of the high-stakes mission that changed the course of America, China, and global politics—and a rich portrait of the towering, complex figure who carried it out. As World War II came to an end, General George Marshall was renowned as the architect of Allied victory. Set to retire, he instead accepted what he thought was a final mission—this time not to win a war, but to stop one. Across the Pacific, conflict between Chinese Nationalists and Communists threatened to suck in the United States and escalate into revolution. His assignment was to broker a peace, build a Chinese democracy, and prevent a Communist takeover, all while staving off World War III. In his thirteen months in China, Marshall journeyed across battle-scarred landscapes, grappled with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, and plotted and argued with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his brilliant wife, often over card games or cocktails. The results at first seemed miraculous. But as they started to come apart, Marshall was faced with a wrenching choice. Its consequences would define the rest of his career, as the secretary of state who launched the Marshall Plan and set the standard for American leadership, and the shape of the Cold War and the US-China relationship for decades to come. It would also help spark one of the darkest turns in American civic life, as Marshall and the mission became a first prominent target of McCarthyism, and the question of “who lost China” roiled American politics. The China Mission traces this neglected turning point and forgotten interlude in a heroic career—a story of not just diplomatic wrangling and guerrilla warfare, but also intricate spycraft and charismatic personalities. Drawing on eyewitness accounts both personal and official, it offers a richly detailed, gripping, close-up, and often surprising view of the central figures of the time—from Marshall, Mao, and Chiang to Eisenhower, Truman, and MacArthur—as they stood face-to-face and struggled to make history, with consequences and lessons that echo today.

Christianity in China

Author: Wu Xiaoxin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315493992
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Social Science

A bibliographical guide to the works in American libraries concerning the Christian missionary experience in China.

China Missions in Crisis

Author: Joseph Krahl
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 8876521100
Release Date: 1964-01-01
Genre: Religion

The history of the Catholic missions in China, more than that of any other mission field, displays bright lights and dark shadows. From the time of Christianity's first contact with China in the 13th century, the Church achieved victorious expansion and had well-founded hopes for the conversion of the whole Chinese nation: but she also experienced tragic failures. The history of the Chinese missions is rich in great initiatives, admirable talents, and heroic sacrifices. In this vineyard of the Lord, along with others who were not always at the height of their sublime vocation, there worked great men, saints, martyrs. The 18th century however, is one of the less inviting periods of Chinese mission history. After the great successes and hopes of the previous century, there followed frustrations, persecution, failure and decline. Nevertheless, even in this period of decadence, there were great men on the scene. One of them was Gottfried Xavier von Laimbeckhoven, Jesuit, missionary and bishop. Over a span of fifty years he was in the center of events and, in the light of this great though tragic figure, we can study the history of the missions of China for the period between 1738 and 178

History of the China Mission of the Reformed Church in the United States

Author: William Edwin Hoy
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 0469527625
Release Date: 2019-02-23
Genre: History

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Catholicism in China 1900 Present

Author: C. Chu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137353658
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: History

This volume is the product of scholars of various backgrounds, specialties and agendas bringing forth their most treasured findings regarding the Chinese Catholic Church. The chapters in this book covering the church from 1900 to the present trace the development of the Church in China from many historical and disciplinary vantage points.

Handbook of Christianity in China

Author: Nicolas Standaert
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004114302
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Religion

The second volume on Christianity in China covers the period from 1800 to the present day, dealing with the complexities of both Catholic and Protestant aspects.

The China Mission

Author: BiblioBazaar
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1355583918
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Genre:

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