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Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

Xiaoming Zhang


The surprise Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979 shocked the international community. The two communist nations had seemed firm political and cultural allies, but the twenty-nine-day border war imposed heavy casualties, ruined urban and agricultural infrastructure, leveled three Vietnamese cities, and catalyzed a decade-long conflict. This book traces the roots of the conflict to the historic relationship between the peoples of China and Vietnam, the ongoing Sino-Soviet dispute, and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's desire to modernize his country. The book takes readers into the heart of Beijing ... More

Keywords: Vietnam, 1979, Chinese invasion, Vietnamese cities, China, Sino-Soviet dispute, Deng Xiaoping, Beijing, Chinese military

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621241
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621241.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Xiaoming Zhang, author