Chung Dooeum considers the Chinese Blueshirts organisation from1932-1938. The book sets out the terms of comparison between the Blueshirts and Fascist organisations in Europe and Japan, indicating where there were similarities an differences of ideology and practice, as well as establishing links between them. The Blue shirts espoused many of the characteristics of a Fascist organisation, especially according to the Japanese model and to some extent to the European model. Although, they were in many ways typical of the power-cliques which were already an integral part of Chinese politics. The influence of Chinese secret society traditions is also examined as an aspect that clearly distinguished them from their European Fascist counterparts. The conclusion arrived at, is that the Blueshirts may properly be described as fascist - or an organisation with unmistakable links to Fascism. Not only does this study contribute specifically to the political history of China, it also examines the development of political and military movements in the Far East in the period preceding World War Two.