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.
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