Festival talks by Rana Mitter

8. CHINA’S WAR WITH JAPAN, 1937-45: THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL

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In 1937 the ‘Marco Polo Bridge Incident’ plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity – a war that would result in many millions of deaths and completely reshape East Asia in ways that we continue to confront today. Professor Rana Mitter will explain how Japan’s failure to defeat China was the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during WWII.

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