Forgotten ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945

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The epic, untold story of China's devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan. For decades a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China two full years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West. Rana Mitter focuses his gripping narrative on three towering leaders: Chiang Kai-shek, the politically gifted but tragically flawed head of China's Nationalist government; Mao Zedong, the Communists' fiery ideological stalwart, seen here at the beginning of his epochal career; and the lesser-known Wang Jingwei, who collaborated with the Japanese to form a puppet state in occupied China. Drawing on Chinese archives that have only been unsealed in the past ten years, he brings to vivid new life such characters as Chiang's American chief of staff, the unforgettable "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, and such horrific events as the Rape of Nanking and the bombing of China's wartime capital, Chongqing. Throughout, Forgotten Ally shows how the Chinese people played an essential role in the wider war effort, at great political and personal sacrifice. Forgotten Ally rewrites the entire history of World War II, yet it also offers surprising insights into contemporary China. No twentieth-century event was as crucial in shaping China's worldview, and no one can understand China, and its relationship with America today, without this definitive work.
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9780618894253
9781483062228
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061889425
148292479
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table_of_contents Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Dramatis Personae -- Pronunciation Guide -- Prologue : City on Fire -- Part I: The Path to War -- 1. As Close as Lips and Teeth: China's Fall, Japan's Rise -- 2. A New Revolution -- 3. The Path to Confrontation -- Part II: Disaster -- 4. Thirty-seven Days in Summer: The Outbreak of War -- 5. The Battle for Shanghai -- 6. Refugees and Resistance -- 7. Massacre at Nanjing -- 8. The Battle of Taierzhuang -- 9. The Deadly River -- Part III: Resisting Alone -- 10. "A sort of wartime normal -- 11. Flight into the Unknown -- 12. The Road to Pearl Harbor -- Part IV: The Poisoned Alliance -- 13. Destination Burma -- 14. Hunger in Henan -- 15. States of Terror -- 16. Conference at Cairo -- 17. One War, Two Fronts -- 18. Showdown with Stilwell -- 19. Unexpected Victory -- Epilogue: The Enduring War -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgments -- Photo Credits -- Index
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title Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945
title_display Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945
title_full Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945 / Rana Mitter, Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945 [electronic resource], Forgotten ally [sound recording] : China's World War II, 1937-1945 / Rana Mitter
title_short Forgotten ally :
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