The Chinese Steam Navy 1862-1945


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After 1860, the Chinese Empire made considerable efforts to acquire a modern navy to enable it to compete with the European colonial powers and the increasing threat from Japan. This book details the history of that development through the collapse of the empire and the Nationalist period up to the end of the Second World War. A full account is given of the acquisition of warships from abroad, the establishment of shipyards, naval bases and training academies in China, and the effect of complex and violent domestic politics ...

The Chinese Steam Navy 1862-1945 2001, Chatham Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861761446