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China's trial by fire : the Shanghai War of 1932

Author: Donald A Jordan
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ten years before Pearl Harbor, Japan tested modern China in a thirty-three-day war now known as the Shanghai War of 1932. Often obscured by the larger World War II, this history details how the Chinese, fighting from trenches against Japan's modern bombers and navy, formed a defense that brought the country together for the first time." "Scholars of Chinese military and political history, as well as those curious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordan, Donald A., 1936-
China's trial by fire.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)604005586
Online version:
Jordan, Donald A., 1936-
China's trial by fire.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)631124356
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Jordan
ISBN: 0472111655 9780472111657
OCLC Number: 44467437
Description: xvi, 309 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Shanghai War Issues and Personnel --
1. The Last Straw at Shanghai --
2. January 28, 1932: Shots Heard 'Round the World --
3. The Shanghai "Incident": Opening Round --
4. The Shanghai War Becomes a National Cause --
5. China's Diplomatic Counterattack --
6. Desperate Efforts of the Japanese Navy --
7. Regrouping, Reinforcing, and Negotiating --
8. The Army Takes Its Turn: The Buildup for the Second Major Japanese Offensive --
9. The Japanese Army Offensive Pounds Chiangwan and Miaohang: February 20 to February 25 --
10. Why Japan's Army Chose a Quick Ending --
11. Shirakawa's "Big Push" Flanks the Chinese --
12. The Cost of the Shanghai War: Casualties and Expenditures --
13. Crafting a Truce --
14. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Donald A. Jordan.
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