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Wuhan, 1938 : war, refugees, and the making of modern China

Author: Stephen R MacKinnon; Robert Capa
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the spring of 1938, a flood of Chinese refugees displaced by the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945) converged on the central Yangzi valley tricity complex of Wuhan. For ten remarkable months, in a highly charged atmosphere of carnage, heroism, and desperation, Wuhan held out against the Japanese in what would become a turning point in the war - and one that attracted international attention. Stephen MacKinnon for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R MacKinnon; Robert Capa
ISBN: 9780520254459 0520254457
OCLC Number: 178275336
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Preliminary page.
Description: xiv, 182 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Wuhan before the war --
Defending central China, 1938: military leadership and strategy --
The battle for Xuzhou and the defense of Wuhan --
Wuhan's refugee crisis --
Culture and the press --
Mobilizing youth --
Romantic Hankou: the international dimension.
Other Titles: War, refugees, and the making of modern China
Responsibility: Stephen R. MacKinnon ; includes photographs by Robert Capa.
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Tells the story of Wuhan's defense and fall, and how the siege's aftermath led to new directions in the history of modern Chinese culture, society, and politics.  Read more...

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