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Ruptured Histories

War, Memory, and the Post–Cold War in Asia

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674024717

Publication Date: 04/30/2007

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

22 halftones, 2 tables

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Sheila Miyoshi Jager is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Oberlin College.

Rana Mitter is the author of several books, including A Bitter Revolution: China’s Struggle with the Modern World and Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II, 1937–1945, named a Book of the Year in The Economist and Financial Times. He has commented on Asia for the BBC, CNN, NPR, the New York Times, the History Channel, and the World Economic Conference at Davos. Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford, he is also a Fellow of the British Academy and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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