A study of U.S.-Chinese relations involving the U.S. Army, this work focuses at the personnel level on the Army's service in China. While studies have been published of the U.S. Marines' and U.S. Navy's involvement in China, little attention has been given the Army's missions in this theater. Operations in China were a key part of the history and traditions of the 9th, 14th, 15th and 31st Regiments, whose coats of arms still feature dragons as symbols of their service there. Many who served in the 15th in China went on to impressive careers as general officers, prompting one soldier to ask what other infantry regiment of those days can boast of such an alumni list? Also covered is the 31st Regiments' involvement in Shanghai during the Second Si-Japanese War, the prelude of the coming of World War II in Asia.
Alfred Emile Cornebise is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, USA. A Korean War veteran, he is the author of 10 books.