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China’s Good War

How World War II Is Shaping a New Nationalism

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$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674984264

Publication Date: 09/15/2020


336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Introduction: War, Memory, and Nationalism in China
  • 1. Hot War, Cold War: China’s Conflicts, 1937–1978
  • 2. History Wars: How Historical Research Shaped China’s Politics
  • 3. Memory, Nostalgia, Subversion: How China’s Public Sphere Embraced World War II
  • 4. Old Memories, New Media: Wartime History Online and Onscreen
  • 5. From Chongqing to Yan’an: Regional Memory and Wartime Identity
  • 6. The Cairo Syndrome: World War II and China’s Contemporary International Relations
  • Conclusion: China’s Long Postwar
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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