Scars of War: The Impact of Warfare on Modern China (Contemporary Chinese Studies)

Scars of War: The Impact of Warfare on Modern China (Contemporary Chinese Studies)

By: Diana Lary (editor), Stephen R. MacKinnon (editor)Hardback

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Throughout its modern history China has suffered from immense destruction and loss of life from warfare. In its worst periods of warfare, the eight years of the Anti-Japanese War (1937-45), millions of civilians lost their lives. For China, the story of modern war-related death and suffering has remained hidden. The Rape of Nanking is beginning to be known, but hundreds of other massacres are still unrecognized by the outside world and even by China itself. The focus of Scars of War is the social and psychological, not the economic, costs of war on the country. The book is illustrated with contemporary photographs and woodblock prints. Each chapter is introduced by a traditional Chinese saying (cheng-yu) on warfare.

About Author

Diana Lary is a professor of history, affiliated with the Center for Chinese Research, at the University of British Columbia. Stephen MacKinnon is a professor of history at Arizona State University.


Introduction / Diana Lary and Stephen MacKinnon 1. Burn, Rape, Kill and Rob: Military Atrocities, Warlordism and Anti-Warlordism in Republican China / Edward McCord 2. The Pacification of Jiading / Timothy Brook 3. Atrocities in Nanjing: Searching for Explanations / Yang Daqing 4. Ravaged Place: The Devastation of the Xuzhou Region, 1938 / Diana Lary 5. Refugee Flight at the outset of the Sino-Japanese War / Stephen MacKinnon 6. The Politics of Commemoration / Chang Jui-te 7. Between Martyrdom and Mischief / Neil Diamant Bibliography Glossary Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774808408
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 222
  • ID: 9780774808408
  • weight: 460
  • ISBN10: 0774808403

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