Nanjing 1937

Battle for a Doomed City

Author: Peter Harmsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026241

Category: History

Page: 320

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A true story of the Sino-Japanese conflict: A “valuable account of a little-known event [and] a grim reminder of the darker side of war” (Military History Monthly). The infamous Rape of Nanjing looms like a dark shadow over the history of Asia in the twentieth century, and is among the most widely recognized chapters of World War II in China. By contrast, the story of the month-long campaign before this notorious massacre has never been told in its entirety. Nanjing 1937 by Peter Harmsen fills this gap. This is the follow-up to Harmsen’s bestselling Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze, and begins where that book left off. In stirring prose, it describes how the Japanese Army, having invaded the mainland and emerging victorious from the Battle of Shanghai, pushed on toward the capital, Nanjing, in a crushing advance that confirmed its reputation for bravery and savagery in equal measure. While much of the struggle over Shanghai had carried echoes of the grueling war in the trenches two decades earlier, the Nanjing campaign was a fast-paced mobile operation in which armor and air power played major roles. It was blitzkrieg two years before Hitler’s invasion of Poland. Facing the full might of modern, mechanized warfare, China’s resistance was heroic, but ultimately futile. As in Shanghai, the battle for Nanjing was more than a clash between Chinese and Japanese. Soldiers and citizens of a variety of nations witnessed or took part in the hostilities. German advisors, American journalists, and British diplomats all played important parts in this vast drama. And a new power appeared on the scene: Soviet pilots dispatched by Stalin to challenge Japan’s control of the skies. This epic tale is told with verve and attention to detail by Harmsen, a veteran East Asia correspondent who consolidates his status as the foremost chronicler of World War II in China with this path-breaking work of narrative history.

Shanghai and Nanjing 1937

Massacre on the Yangtze

Author: Benjamin Lai

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472817508

Category: History

Page: 96

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From 1931, China and Japan had been embroiled in a number of small-scale conflicts that had seen vast swathes of territory being occupied by the Japanese. On 7 July 1937, the Japanese engineered the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which led to the fall of Beijing and Tianjin and the start of a de facto state of war between the two countries. This force then moved south, landing an expeditionary force to take Shanghai and from there drive west to capture Nanjing. This fully illustrated book tells the story of the Japanese assault on these two great Chinese cities. The battle of Shanghai was the first large-scale urban warfare of World War II and one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Sino-Japanese War. The determined resistance by Chinese inflicted sizable Japanese casualties, and may well have contributed to the subsequent massacre of prisoners and civilians in the battle of Nanjing, tarnishing Japan's reputation in the eyes of the world.

Nanking 1937: Memory and Healing

Memory and Healing

Author: Robert Sabella,Feifei Li,David Liu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131746415X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8660

In recent years the international community has begun to scrutinize and, in many cases, condemn the atrocities that took place at Nanking in late 1937. This is all part of a larger worldwide movement in which both nations and multinational groups are attempting to reach closure regarding past atrocities and inhumanities. As represented by the contributors to this book, these activities have an importance reaching far beyond aggressors or victims, beyond admission or vindication, but rather are a search for the common causes of all human atrocities and for solutions that would set humanity on a path toward a more peaceful and harmonious international community.

Nanjing 1937

A Love Story

Author: Zhaoyan Ye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571218110

Category: Adultery

Page: 404

View: 7562

Set on the eve of the Rape of Nanjing - when Japanese troops invaded this historical capital city, massacred hundreds of thousands, and committed thousands of rapes - Nanjing 1937 is a tender and humorous story of an impossible love and a lively, detailed historical portrait of a people on the verge of destruction.'A treasure. The author has plundered public libraries and private archives so that the reader is treated to lists of theatre productions, popular songs, the building of housing developments, fashions for both men and women. Dozens of historical notables make cameo appearances, as in E. L. Doctorow's Ragtime. As a historical novel, Nanjing 1937 is impeccable and fascinating.' Washington Post

Nanking-Massaker 1937 - 38

japanische Kriegsverbrechen zwischen Leugnung und Überzeichnung

Author: Uwe Makino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783837004694

Category: Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)

Page: 286

View: 9261

Was ist bei und nach der Eroberung der chinesischen Hauptstadt durch Kaiserlich Japanische Truppen tatschlich passiert? Gab es ein "Auschwitz im Osten" mit ber 300.000 zivilen Toten? Oder ist das alles anti-japanische Propaganda? Welche Strategien der Leugnung gibt es bis heute? Wie steht es um die Vergewaltigungen? Gab es andere Kriegsverbrechen in nennenswertem Umfang? Ist die Disziplin der japanischen Truppen zusammengebrochen? Welche Rolle spielten die Auslnder? Wie sind die Urteile des Tokyoter Militrtribunals zu bewerten, das immerhin zwei Angeklagte wegen der Verbrechen in Nanking hinrichten lie? Eine allgemein verstndliche Darstellung aus neutraler Sicht, abgerundet durch die Einfhrung des langjhrigen Ostasien-Korrespondenten der "Sddeutschen Zeitung," Gebhard Hielscher.

John Rabe

der gute Deutsche von Nanking ; Buch zum Film von Oscar-Preisträger Florian Gallenberger mit Ulrich Tukur und Daniel Brühl

Author: John Rabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442470402

Category: Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)

Page: 478

View: 8746

A History of Pain

Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film

Author: Michael Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231141637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 1920

This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture. It examines five historical moments including the Musha Incident (1930) and the February 28 Incident (1947).

The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-38

Complicating the Picture

Author: Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845451806

Category: Social Science

Page: 433

View: 3126

Events in Nanking during 1937-38 are the subject of a ferocious historiographical debate between Chinese & Japanese points of view. This volume seeks to debunk the myths promoted by scholars on both sides of the argument & present a revisionist view of the atrocity that complicates the picture.

The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-38

Complicating the Picture

Author: Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845455002

Category: History

Page: 433

View: 5667

The "Nanking Atrocity" of winter 1937-8, also known as the "Nanking Massacre," lies at the core of bitter disputes over history, wartime victimization, and postwar restitution that preclude amicable Sino-Japanese relations. This volume offers the scholarship about what actually happened in Nanking.

Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture

Cannibalizations of the Canon

Author: Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies Carlos Rojas,Carlos Rojas,Assistant Professor of Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies Eileen Chow,Eileen Chow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134032242

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 7300

Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are inextricably bound up with one another. An international line up of contributors present detailed analyses of literary works and other cultural products that have previously been neglected by scholars, while also examining more familiar authors and works from provocative new angles.The essays include investigations into the cultural industries and contexts that produce the canonical and popular, the position of contemporary popular works at the interstices of nostalgia and amnesia, and also the ways in which cultural texts are inflected with gendered and erotic sensibilities while at the same time also functioning as objects of desire in its own right. As the only volume of its kind to cover the entire span of the 20th century, and also to consider the interplay of popular and canonical literature in modern China with comparable rigor, Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture is an important resource for students and scholars of Chinese literature and culture.



Author: Mo Hayder

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641024102

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8154

Ein unaussprechliches Geheimnis treibt die englische Studentin Grey nach Tokio: Hier hofft sie, den Schlüssel zu einer Tragödie zu finden, die sie seit Jahren verfolgt. Ein Filmausschnitt, der Gräueltaten japanischer Soldaten im chinesischen Nanking 1937 zeigt, soll die Lösung des Rätsels enthalten. Doch der Besitzer des Films, ein chinesischer Wissenschaftler, ist nur unter einer Bedingung bereit, ihr die Bilder zu zeigen: Grey soll ein geheimnisumwittertes Elixier aufspüren, das sich in den Händen des einflussreichsten und gefährlichsten Mannes von Tokio befindet. Grey kann nicht ahnen, dass die Geschichte dieses Elixiers eng mit ihrer eigenen Tragödie verknüpft ist – und dass sich eine blutige Spur von den Ereignissen in Nanking bis in die Gegenwart zieht ... Der neue Thriller von der Autorin des Bestsellers „Der Vogelmann“: ein zutiefst verstörender Blick in die dunklen Seiten der menschlichen Seele.

China's War with Japan, 1937-1945

The Struggle for Survival

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846148049

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 6094

In Rana Mitter's tense, moving and hugely important book, the war between China and Japan - one of the most important struggles of the Second World War - at last gets the masterly history it deserves Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity - a war which would result in many millions of deaths and completely reshape East Asia in ways which we continue to confront today. With great vividness and narrative drive Rana Mitter's new book draws on a huge range of new sources to recreate this terrible conflict. He writes both about the major leaders (Chiang Kaishek, Mao Zedong and Wang Jingwei) and about the ordinary people swept up by terrible times. Mitter puts at the heart of our understanding of the Second World War that it was Japan's failure to defeat China which was the key dynamic for what happened in Asia. Reviews: 'A remarkable story, told with humanity and intelligence; all historians of the second world war will be in Mitter's debt ... [he] explores this complex politics with remarkable clarity and economy ... No one could ask for a better guide than Mitter to how [the rise of modern China] began in the cauldron of the Chinese war' Richard Overy, Guardian 'Rana Mitter's history of the Sino-Japanese War is not only a very important book, it also has a wonderful clarity of thought and prose which make it a pleasure to read' Antony Beevor 'The best study of China's war with Japan written in any language ... comprehensive, thoroughly based on research, and totally non-partisan. Above all, the book presents a moving account of the Chinese people's incredible suffering ... A must read for anyone interested in the origins of China's contribution to the making of today's world' Akira Iriye About the author: Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World. He is a regular presenter of Night Waves on Radio 3.


Author: N.A

Publisher: 五洲传播出版社

ISBN: 9787508507385

Category: Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)

Page: 191

View: 6485


John Rabe und seine Tagebücher in der gegenwärtigen Debatte um das Nanjing-Massaker

Author: Slavomir Zidarov

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640759966


Page: 68

View: 7842

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Orientalistik / Sinologie - Japanologie, Note: 1,3, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Uber sechzig Jahre sind inzwischen seit den Ereignissen vergangen, die heute als das Nanjing Massaker" bezeichnet werden. Bis zur Mitte der 90er Jahre des vergangenen Jahrhunderts erfahren jedoch andere Episoden aus den Kriegsschauplatzen in Ostasien wahrend des Zweiten Weltkrieges, wie beispielsweise der Mukden - Zwischenfall vom 18. September 1931, mit dem der zweite Sino - Japanische Krieg de facto beginnt, oder aber der Atombombenabwurf uber Hiroshima und Nagasaki, deutlich mehr Aufmerksamkeit seitens der breiten Offentlichkeit, vor allem ausserhalb von China und Japan, als die Vorkommnisse in Nanjing zwischen dem 13. November 1937 und den ersten Monaten von 1938, welche uberwiegend fur die wissenschaftlichen Gemeinschaft von Interesse sind. Die Debatte uber die historische Wahrheit findet hauptsachlich unter den beiden betroffenen Landern statt und spielt sich auf einer politisch - emotionalen Ebene ab. In China ist sie in der Nachkriegszeit durch eine ideologisch - populistische Herangehensweise gekennzeichnet, welche um die Konzentration der offentlichen Aufmerksamkeit auf die Entwicklung und Einheit der neu gegrundeten Volksrepublik oszilliert. Wahrend des Korea - Krieges nutzt die chinesische Regierung das Massaker aus, um starkere patriotische Gefuhle gegen die USA in der eigenen Bevolkerung hervorzurufen. Ein Artikel in der Xinhua yuebao (The New China Monthly) von 1952 z. B. verurteilt die amerikanischen Missionare, die wahrend der japanischen Okkupation in Nanjing bleiben und sich an der Grundung und Leitung des Internationalen Komitees zur Errichtung einer Sicherheitszone fur Zivilisten in der Stadt beteiligen. Die Mehrheit der in Nanjing eingeschlossenen Einwohner halt sich in dieser etwa 4 km2 grossen Zone auf und findet dort ein unter den gegebenen Umstanden hohes Mass an Sicherheit

Visions of Dystopia in China’s New Historical Novels

Author: Jeffrey C. Kinkley

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231532296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 6055

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and many Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua, Su Tong, Wang Anyi, Mo Yan, Han Shaogong, Ge Fei, Li Rui, and Zhang Wei skew and scramble common conceptions of China's modern development, deploying avant-garde narrative techniques from Latin American and Euro-American modernism to project a surprisingly "un-Chinese" dystopian vision and critical view of human culture and ethics. The epic narratives of modern Chinese fiction make rich use of magical realism, surrealism, and unusual treatments of historical time. Also featuring graphic depictions of sex and violence, as well as dark, raunchy comedy, these novels reflect China's recent history re-presenting the overthrow of the monarchy in the early twentieth century and the resulting chaos of revolution and war; the recurring miseries perpetrated by class warfare during the dictatorship of Mao Zedong; and the social dislocations caused by China's industrialization and rise as a global power. This book casts China's highbrow historical novels from the late 1980s to the first decade of the twenty-first century as a distinctively Chinese contribution to the form of the global dystopian novel and, consequently, to global thinking about the interrelations of utopia and dystopia.

Terror in Minnie Vautrin's Nanjing

Diaries and Correspondence, 1937-38

Author: Minnie Vautrin,Suping Lu

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252033329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 261

View: 7899

A daily account of enormous courage and unthinkable horror during the Nanjing Massacre

The European Union and China

Interests and Dilemmas

Author: Georg Wiessala,J. F. Wilson,Pradeep Taneja

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042027428

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

View: 2436

This volume brings together the best of contemporary critical analysis of EU-China relations, offered here by an international team of policy analysts, academics and practitioners. The fifteen chapters assembled in this book represent a wide-ranging investigation of the development and framework of EU-China relations and its wider geo-political context. This includes an examination of key areas of concern, such as human rights, economic cooperation, energy security, sports, maritime safety and media policy. Many aspects of EU-China relations covered in this title have, until now, not been available for systematic scrutiny by a wider public. Importantly, this collection presents an examination of the significance of China s relations with selected global partners such as the US, Russia, India and Central Asia for the further evolution of Sino-EU interaction. It should be read by anyone interested in EU foreign policies, the future of China-EU strategic partnership, China s place in the world, and the development of a multi-polar world order."