Xacc 280 Week 1 Reflection Journal

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For this week I have been using Zotero to organize and look up useful academic journals to use for my three new citations. Combined with Zotero, I have also been using Ebsco to help find some interesting topics related to the setting that I wanted to focus my points on. Zotero’s feature of allowing me to save the PDF and bookmarking useful articles was really convenient and saved me a lot of time. Zotero’s feature of creating bibliographies also saved me quite some time, as it allowed me to go straight to the annotations for my readings. Everything went smoothly and efficiently with the combination of Ebsco and Zotero together. Overall, I was able to combine the usefulness of UCR’s database searches and Zotero’s features and organization to…show more content…
In this review he argues against Kataoka’s claims that the resistance to Japan, especially in its urban impact, may be a more significant explanation of the CCP in the Chinese Civil War than Mao Tse-tun’s 1928 rural policy. Seybolt stats that without Mao focus and peasant support on the rural areas, the CCP would have never gain enough manpower or strength to stand toe to toe with Japan and the Nationalist in the first place. In Garver’s “The Origins of the Second United Front: The Comintern and the Chinese Communist Party,” is focused on the Comintern and its role in the formation of the CCP-KMT Second United Front. He argues that it is important to recognize and understand Moscow’s role during the pivotal year and a half prior to the Xian Incident, and especially of possible conflict between the Comintern and Mao Zedong, over the issue of a united front with Chiang Kai-shek. Lastly, Zhang and Weatherley’s “Owning up to the Past: The KMT’s Role in the War against Japan and the Impact on CCP Legitimacy,” examines the emerging debate in China over the true contribution made by the KMT in the war against

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