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Beyond Suffering : Recounting War in Modern China - James Flath

Beyond Suffering

Recounting War in Modern China

By: James Flath (Editor), Norman Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2011
ISBN: 9780774819558
Number Of Pages: 328
For Ages: 22+ years old

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China was afflicted by a brutal succession of conflicts through much ofthe nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Yet there has never been clearunderstanding of how wartime suffering has defined the nation andshaped its people. In Beyond Suffering, a distinguished groupof Chinese historians draws on often fragmentary accounts of nearlyforgotten incidents to piece together the multiple fronts -social, institutional, and cultural - on which wars havebeen fought, experienced, and remembered. From the BlagoveshchenskMassacre to the trials of the Jiangxi Number One Children's Home,these accounts of war-inflicted suffering bring us closer tounderstanding war and militarism in China.

Introduction / James Flath and Norman Smith Part 1: Society at War 1 Writing and Remembering the Battle against Opiates in Manchukuo / Norman Smith 2 War, Schools, China, Hong Kong: 1937-49 / Bernard Hung-kay Luk 3 Bombs Don't Discriminate? Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Air-Raid-Shelter Experiences of the Wartime Chongqing Population / Chang Jui-te 4 Militarization and Jinmen (Quemoy) Society, 1949-92 / Michael Szonyi Part 2: Institutional Engagement 5 The Blagoveshchensk Massacre of 1900: The Sino-Russian War and Global Imperialism / Victor Zatsepine 6 Victims and Victimizers: Warlord Soldiers and Mutinies in Republican China / Edward A. McCord 7 Turning Bad Iron into Polished Steel: Whampoa and the Rehabilitation of the Chinese Soldier / Colin Green 8 Orphans in the Family: Family Reform and Children's Citizenship during the Anti-Japanese War, 1937-45 / M. Colette Plum Part 3: Memory and Representation 9 Controlling Soldiers: The Memory Scars of Late Imperial China / Alexander Woodside 10 Chinese Savages and Chinese Saints: Russians and Chinese Remember and Forget the Boxer Uprising in 1920s China / Blaine Chiasson 11 Setting Moon and Rising Nationalism: Lugou Bridge as Monument and Memory / James Flath 12 War and Remembering: Memories of China at War / Diana Lary Glossary Selected Bibliography Contributors

ISBN: 9780774819558
ISBN-10: 0774819553
Series: Contemporary Chinese Studies
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 19th April 2011
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6

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