China's War With Japan, 1937-1945

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

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Winner of the Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature

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 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141031453
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5351
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 5369
Number of pages: xxi, 457 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 352g
Height: 170mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 22mm