This book is outstanding. The chapters are excellent and they cover a lot, in time, space, and intellectual approach.
These essays make concrete the abstractly evoked "patriotic" sacrifice of millions of Chinese people, offering tough history as an antidote to the easy oblivion of official memory and underscoring the deep human and social scars of war.
Introduction / Diana Lary and Stephen MacKinnon
1. Burn, Rape, Kill and Rob: Military Atrocities, Warlordism andAnti-Warlordism in Republican China / Edward McCord
2. The Pacification of Jiading / Timothy Brook
3. Atrocities in Nanjing: Searching for Explanations / YangDaqing
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
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Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China
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