Rana Mitter

Photo of Rana MitterPhoto | Keith BarnesRana 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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Cover: China’s Good War: How World War II Is Shaping a New NationalismChina’s Good War: How World War II Is Shaping a New NationalismMitter, RanaHARDCOVER09/15/2020$27.95
Cover: Ruptured Histories: War, Memory, and the Post–Cold War in AsiaRuptured Histories: War, Memory, and the Post–Cold War in AsiaJager, Sheila Miyoshi
Mitter, Rana
PAPERBACK04/30/2007$37.00
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