• China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 : The Struggle for Survival

China's War With Japan, 1937-1945 : The Struggle For Survival

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In 1937 China was plunged into a horrific war with Japan that resulted in many millions of deaths and completely reshaped East Asia. Rana Mitter's acclaimed book draws on a range of new sources to recreate China's experience of the conflict. Writing both about wartime leaders and ordinary people swept up in nightmarish times, he tells a story of terrible massacres, famines, dogged campaigns and above all extraordinary resistance. Mitter puts China at the heart of our understanding of the Second World War - a conflict that continues profoundly to shape China's view of itself and its neighbours today. 'A major contribution to the one aspect of the Second World War of which we know far too little, and should know much more if we are to understand the new superpower today.' Antony Beevor, The Times 'A riveting account.' Dan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'Rana Mitter's brilliant new book makes an important and moving contribution to the historical record by illuminating the largely forgotten war that took the lives of millions of Chinese, yet ultimately facilitated the rise of modern China.' Dr. Henry A. Kissinger 'Gripping, masterly.' Jonathan Fenby, The Times 'Monumental . . . magisterial.' Jason Wordle, South China Morning Post

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