Second Sino-Japanese War

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  • Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945, is widely considered to begin with the Marco Polo Bridge incident of July 1937 and end with the Japanese surrender in September 1945. I would argue that to understand the motives as to why Japan invaded China, it is essential to grasp their previous history of conflicts and tensions, beginning with the Japanese claim of Taiwan from China’s Qing Dynasty after the First Sino-Japanese war in 1895, right through to the invasion of Manchuria in 1931. This conflict between the two marked a culmination of near a half century of growing Japanese imperialist policies, aimed at the creation of a new order in East Asia through dominating Chinese politics and militaristically in order to exploit their natural resources.…

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  • Analysis: The 1938 Yellow River Flood

    millions of people during the second Sino-Japanese war. The 1938 Yellow River Flood, also known as “Huayuankou (Flower Garden mouth) embankment breach event” was one of the most severe ecological disaster and the largest act of environmental warfare in history. Though the flood was claimed to be a strategic decision in order to halt Japanese marching to Wuhan under a mood close to panic at that time , people kept questioning the necessity of such massive casualties and the actual value comparing…

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  • Manhua Journey To The Western Analysis

    Manhua Journey to the West, a graphic novel by Zhang Guangyu in 1945, is a nod to the Chinese classic Journey to the Wets by Wu Cheng'en written in the year 1592. It is written around the reign of the KMT and during the second Sino-Japanese War. From which Zhang uses the style in which Journey to the West was written to "implicate" poke fun of the government and their policies. How does Zhang Guang use the classic Journey to the west to explain the events around 1945 circa China? Why does he…

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  • The Rise Of The Qing Dynasty

    Opium War. The British government was exporting Opium to China. Chinese citizens were getting addicted to opium and eventually the Chinese government stopped opium import from Great Britain. This hurt the British economy and resulted in a war between the two countries. At the end of the Opium War China was forced to give up land and be colonized by western civilizations. The Opium War and influence of Western powers led to The self-strengthening movement. China adopted Western military…

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  • Japanese History: A Historical Analysis

    as a country and how we can prevent repetition of horrific historical events. Japan and China are known for finding cleaver ways to hide, disguise, and/or protect specific historical events from becoming common knowledge within the respective country because the lack of pride that may stem from any one event. Japanese history in…

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  • Urban Poor In China Summary

    and in some cases became the subjects of attacks. In 1937, the residents of Nanjing were terrorized by Japanese soldiers. One study of this Nanjing Massacre emphasized the vast differences in accounts, mentioning that “the predominantly Chinese side of the scale... estimates that total deaths ranged from a ‘conservative’ 260,000 to 350,000, and asserts that between 20,000 and 80,000 women were raped” (Sedgwick). However, “the other end of the spectrum is occupied by Japanese 'revisionists '…

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  • Summary Of Harp Of Burma By Michio Takeyama

    1946 book Harp of Burma, Michio Takeyama wrote about the adventures of a unique company of Japanese soldiers and their adventures across Burma. These soldiers returned home from World War II so cheerful and energetic that civilians thought the company had extra rations, but instead had kept up their morale through singing (Takeyama 1). Due to the book being published just a couple of years after the end of World War II and a focus of the book being the Buddhist culture of Burma, Takeyama…

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  • Why Did Japan Join The Entente Alliance

    In world war one, although it had its origin in Europe, it was common to see many African and Asian who were sent to fight in the trenches of the Western Front in Belgium and France. Why is that? Coincidental to every giant warfare took place in the world, it had in fact a little to do with what were been propagandized: moralism, obligation or indignation, but those Africans and Asians were once again motivated by the ample amount of financial profits and prestige they could have…

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  • Chinese Civil War: The Rise Of The Chinese Communist Party

    understanding Chinese Communist Party (CCP) thought, especially during the Chinese Civil War and the war of liberation from the Japanese. These events were key to the CCP’s eventual victory over the nationalists. They were key not only in terms of military victories, but in persuading the Chinese people that the CCP cared for them far more than the “authoritarian” nationalist. And that a nationalist China would lead to the return of imperialism and misery for a majority of peasants. They were…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Speech

    the violence. Following the brutal attack, Franklin D Roosevelt addressed congress earlier today at 1020. His speech was concise yet powerful and congress went on to declare war on the empire of Japan, meaning after 3 years of indecision and ignorance the US army can finally enter the fray and stop these Japanese extremists. However…

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