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Disturbing but insightful,
This review is from: China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival (Hardcover)
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I knew of some of the history of the war between Japan and China as I had read a book some time ago The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. This book told of the abhorent ways in which the Japanese treated the Chinese. The autrocities that they committed were certainly on par with Hitler.
One review states that this is told from the perspective of the Chinese and that may well be because they were the side who suffered the most at the hands of the Japanese.
The one thing I got from this book compared to the previous one I read was more of a political viewpoint rather than a personal perspective of the people. It made for interesting reading indeed and while the Rape of Nanking left me feeling angry and biased perhaps, this book brought things a little more into perspective and I was able to understand the history behind the actions and why.
World history should be re-hashed in academia today as our focus should be wider and not just about American History or The World Wars we took part in but should encompass the history of those we now have an easier access to so that we may better understand. Books such as these are what good history learning is all about, rich in details, facts and culture.