Preface; Introduction to the English edition by Xin Fan; Part I. Overview: An Assessment of Traditional Culture: 1. China's military; 2. Chinese clans; 3. China's heads of state; 4. A military culture; 5. The two cycles of Chinese culture; Part II. Overview: Resistance against Japan and State-Building; 6. The place in history of the war of resistance against Japanese aggression; 7. State-building: hope for a third cycle of culture; Appendices.
The first English translation of Lei Haizong's unique study of the Chinese army, first published in 1940.
Lei Haizong (1902–1962) was Professor of History at Tsinghua University and Director of World History at Nankai University.