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The battle for China; essays on the military history of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945.

9780804762069

The battle for China; essays on the military history of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945.

Ed. by Mark Peattie et al.

Stanford U. Press

2011

614 pages

$65.00

Hardcover

DS777

The 21 essays in this collection on the military dimension of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945 grew from a conference held on the topic on Maui, Hawaii, in January 2004. The impetus for the conference on military operations was simple: A general history of the war based on Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources had never been written in English. Topics include an overview of the war, Japan and China's armies on the eve of war, the search for military solutions in the middle years of the war, later Japanese offensives, and historical perspectives. Selected bibliographies from English, Chinese, and Japanese language sources are included. Editors Drea (military historian), Peattie (Shorenstein Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford U.), Van De Ven (modern Chinese history, Cambridge U.), and 17 co-authors contributed to this collection.

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