China s War with Japan 1937 1945

China s War with Japan  1937 1945

Above all, the book presents a moving account of the Chinese people's incredible suffering .

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846148040

Category: History

Page: 500

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In Rana Mitter's tense, moving and hugely important book, the war between China and Japan - one of the most important struggles of the Second World War - at last gets the masterly history it deserves Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity - a war which would result in many millions of deaths and completely reshape East Asia in ways which we continue to confront today. With great vividness and narrative drive Rana Mitter's new book draws on a huge range of new sources to recreate this terrible conflict. He writes both about the major leaders (Chiang Kaishek, Mao Zedong and Wang Jingwei) and about the ordinary people swept up by terrible times. Mitter puts at the heart of our understanding of the Second World War that it was Japan's failure to defeat China which was the key dynamic for what happened in Asia. Reviews: 'A remarkable story, told with humanity and intelligence; all historians of the second world war will be in Mitter's debt ... [he] explores this complex politics with remarkable clarity and economy ... No one could ask for a better guide than Mitter to how [the rise of modern China] began in the cauldron of the Chinese war' Richard Overy, Guardian 'Rana Mitter's history of the Sino-Japanese War is not only a very important book, it also has a wonderful clarity of thought and prose which make it a pleasure to read' Antony Beevor 'The best study of China's war with Japan written in any language ... comprehensive, thoroughly based on research, and totally non-partisan. Above all, the book presents a moving account of the Chinese people's incredible suffering ... A must read for anyone interested in the origins of China's contribution to the making of today's world' Akira Iriye About the author: Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World. He is a regular presenter of Night Waves on Radio 3.
Categories: History

China s Bitter Victory

China s Bitter Victory

This book tells the story of China during a crucial period pregnant with consequences not only for China but also for Asia and the world as well.

Author: James C. Hsiung

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765636328

Category: History

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"China's Bitter Victory" is a comprehensive analysis of China's epochal war with Japan. Striving for a holistic understanding of China's wartime experience, the contributors examine developments in the Nationalist, communist, and Japanese-occupied areas of the country. More than just a history of battles and conferences, the book portrays the significant impact of the war on every dimension of Chinese life, including politics, the economy, culture, legal affairs, and science. For within the overriding struggle for national survival, the competition for political goals continued. China ultimately triumphed, but at a price of between 15 and 20 million lives and vast destruction of property and resources. And China's bitter victory brought new trials for the Chinese people in the form of civil war and revolution. This book tells the story of China during a crucial period pregnant with consequences not only for China but also for Asia and the world as well. Addressed to students, scholars, and general readers, the book aims to fill a gap in the existing literature on modern Chinese history and on World War II.
Categories: History

Forgotten Ally

Forgotten Ally

In this book, prize-winning historian Rana Mitter unfurls China’s drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue as never before.

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547840567

Category: History

Page: 464

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A history of the Chinese experience in WWII, named a Book of the Year by both the Economist and the Financial Times: “Superb” (The New York Times Book Review). In 1937, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, Chinese troops clashed with Japanese occupiers in the first battle of World War II. Joining with the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, China became the fourth great ally in a devastating struggle for its very survival. In this book, prize-winning historian Rana Mitter unfurls China’s drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue as never before. Based on groundbreaking research, this gripping narrative focuses on a handful of unforgettable characters, including Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, and Chiang’s American chief of staff, “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell—and also recounts the sacrifice and resilience of everyday Chinese people through the horrors of bombings, famines, and the infamous Rape of Nanking. More than any other twentieth-century event, World War II was crucial in shaping China’s worldview, making Forgotten Ally both a definitive work of history and an indispensable guide to today’s China and its relationship with the West.
Categories: History

China and Japan at War 1937 1945

China and Japan at War  1937   1945

Millions of soldiers fought on each side and millions of soldiers and civilians died. Philip Jowett's book is one of the first photographic histories of this devastating confrontation.

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473874411

Category: History

Page: 160

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The 1937-1945 war between China and Japan was one of the most bitter conflicts of the twentieth century. It was a struggle between the two dominant peoples of Asia. Millions of soldiers fought on each side and millions of soldiers and civilians died. Philip Jowett's book is one of the first photographic histories of this devastating confrontation. Using a selection of almost 200 historic photographs, he traces the course of the entire war from the Japanese invasion and the retreat of the Chinese armies and their refusal to surrender, to the involvement of the Americans and the eventual Japanese defeat in 1945. His graphic account is an absorbing introduction this often-neglected theatre of the Second World War. The images show the armies on all sides and the weaponry and equipment they used. But they also record the experience of the troops, Chinese and Japanese, and of the Chinese civilians who suffered terribly through eight years of war.
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China in the Anti Japanese War 1937 1945

China in the Anti Japanese War  1937 1945

This book is a collection of eleven articles written by scholars of international repute that specializes in the history of China during her long war against Japan from 1937 to 1945.

Author: Richard Stücklen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015049555322

Category: History

Page: 240

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This book is a collection of eleven articles written by scholars of international repute that specializes in the history of China during her long war against Japan from 1937 to 1945. The topics addressed include political, economic, social, and diplomatic issues related to wartime China based on materials newly opened for research. They give strong evidence that the Sino-Japanese War was of a complexity and magnitude that must be understood in terms that go far beyond those solely of its military dimensions.
Categories: History

China and Japan at War 1937 1945

China and Japan at War  1937 1945

Examines the collaboration policies of the Wang Ching-Wu regime and other Japanese puppet regimes, established on the China mainland during the early years of the Sino-Japanese conflict

Author: John Hunter Boyle

Publisher: Stanford, Calif : Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804708002

Category: History

Page: 430

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Examines the collaboration policies of the Wang Ching-Wu regime and other Japanese puppet regimes, established on the China mainland during the early years of the Sino-Japanese conflict
Categories: History

China s Bitter Victory

China s Bitter Victory

Author: Steven I. Levine

Publisher:

ISBN: 1315287692

Category: Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945

Page: 333

View: 739

Categories: Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945

Village China at War

Village China at War

This groundbreaking study on the forging of Chinese communism in the furnace of the anti-Japanese war focuses on North China, where the Chinese Communist Party first took root and later expanded to conquer China.

Author: Dagfinn Gatu

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774814586

Category: History

Page: 455

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Forged in the furnace of the anti-Japanese war, Chinese communism firsttook root in the North, later expanding to conquer all of China.The nature of this explosive growth remains disputed. Dagfinn Gatuexamines issues that have so far not received comprehensive treatment.In the North China regions, the CCP secured most of its recruits andits policy programmes were most severely tested by Japanese militarycampaigns. The CCP movement in these regions had a broad, if uneven,redistributive impact on power resources. These conditions lead to astructural fluidity that lowered the barriers to a future revolution.
Categories: History

North China at War

North China at War

This groundbreaking volume draws on newly available documentary sources to explore key facets of the move to power of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the War of Resistance to Japan from 1937 to 1945.

Author: Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Asia Research Centre David S G Goodman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847699390

Category: History

Page: 236

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This groundbreaking volume draws on newly available documentary sources to explore key facets of the move to power of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during the War of Resistance to Japan from 1937 to 1945. Leading scholars from China and the West compare the varied experiences of the CCP_and its interactions with local society_in all the border regions and base areas of resistance to the Japanese invasion on the North China battlefront. Eschewing grand theory, the authors develop a Osocial ecology of revolutionO that traces the relationship between local conditions and patterns of social and political change.
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The Chinese People at War

The Chinese People at War

Diana Lary, one of the foremost historians of the period, tells the tragic history of China's War of Resistance and its consequences from the perspective of those who went through it.

Author: Diana Lary

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521144100

Category: History

Page: 231

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Diana Lary, one of the foremost historians of the period, tells the tragic history of China's War of Resistance and its consequences from the perspective of those who went through it. Using archival evidence only recently made available, interviews with survivors, and extracts from literature, she creates a vivid and highly disturbing picture of the havoc created by the war, the destruction of towns and villages, the displacement of peoples, and the accompanying economic and social disintegration. As the author suggests in a new interpretation of modern Chinese history, far from stemming the spread of communism from the USSR, which was the Japanese pretext for invasion, the horrors of the war, and the damage it created, nurtured the Chinese Communist Party and helped it to win power in 1949.
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The Battle for China

The Battle for China

This project offers the first English-language general history of military operations during the Sino-Japanese war based on Japanese, Chinese, and Western sources.

Author: Mark Peattie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0804792070

Category: History

Page: 614

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This project offers the first English-language general history of military operations during the Sino-Japanese war based on Japanese, Chinese, and Western sources.
Categories: History

China s Good War

China s Good War

Once sidelined from public memory, World War II is now a historical touchstone in China. Rana Mitter links reassessment of the war to China's rising nationalism.

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674984264

Category: History

Page: 336

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Once sidelined from public memory, World War II is now a historical touchstone in China. Rana Mitter links reassessment of the war to China's rising nationalism. At home, Chinese use the war to shape conflicted identities; abroad the war with Japan is now treated as a Chinese victory, a founding myth for a people destined to shape the global order.
Categories: History

China at War

China at War

This book describes, in vivid detail, the history of the Japanese invasion and occupation and of different parts of China, from the viewpoints of scholars in China, Japan, and the West

Author: Stephen R. MacKinnon

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804755094

Category: History

Page: 380

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This book describes, in vivid detail, the history of the Japanese invasion and occupation and of different parts of China, from the viewpoints of scholars in China, Japan, and the West
Categories: History

Chinese Capitalists in Japan s New Order

Chinese Capitalists in Japan   s New Order

He shows how the war left an important imprint on the structure and culture of Chinese business enterprise by encouraging those traits that had allowed it to survive in uncertain and dangerous times."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Parks Coble

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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He shows how the war left an important imprint on the structure and culture of Chinese business enterprise by encouraging those traits that had allowed it to survive in uncertain and dangerous times."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Labyrinth of Modernity

The Labyrinth of Modernity

Neo-Confucianism and China's Evolving Political Culture. New York: ... '
Eisenstadt's analysis of the relation between modernization and tradition in
China'. American ... China's War with Japan, 19371945: The Struggle for
Survival. London: ...

Author: Johann P Arnason

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781786608680

Category:

Page: 230

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This important new book by a major voice in the Social Imaginaries movement offers the most systematic attempt to establish conceptual and historical links between the idea of modernity as a new civilization and the notion of multiple modernities. Arnason demonstrates a theory of globalization that is still compatible with the emphasis on unity and diversity of modernity as a civilization.--Wolfgang Knöbl, Hamburg Institute for Social Research and Leuphana University Lueneburg
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