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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Chinas Wartime Diplomacy
Chinas Wartime State
Contenting Political Forces during the War of Resistance
The Chinese Communist Movement
The CPPs Foreign Policy of opposition 19371945
The Military Dimension 19421945
The Military Dimension 19421945
The Chinese War Economy
Literature and Art of the War Period
Wartime Judicial Reform in China
The War and After World Politics in Historical Context
WadeGilesPinyin Conversion Table of Personal Names

Science in Wartime China

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Page 261 - Being Marxists, Communists are internationalists, but we can put Marxism into practice only when it is integrated with the specific characteristics of our country and acquires a definite national form.
Page 98 - We will not attack unless we are attacked; if we are attacked, we will certainly counterattack.
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