China's Bitter Victory: The War with Japan, 1937-1945

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James C. Hsiung, Steven I. Levine
M.E. Sharpe, Jun 10, 1992 - History
"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.
 

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Contents

Chinas Wartime Diplomacy
3
Chinas Wartime State
33
Contenting Political Forces during the War of Resistance
51
The Chinese Communist Movement
79
The CPPs Foreign Policy of opposition 19371945
107
The Military Dimension 19421945
135
The Military Dimension 19421945
157
The Chinese War Economy
185
Literature and Art of the War Period
235
Wartime Judicial Reform in China
275
The War and After World Politics in Historical Context
295
Bibliography
307
Chronology
313
WadeGilesPinyin Conversion Table of Personal Names
317
Index
323
Copyright

Science in Wartime China
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