China and the War against Japan (1937 - 45): The making of a nation

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 13th May 2019

Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester

Description: In Chinese the war against Japan is also known as the 'War of Resistance', and for good reason. For eight years China was engaged in a bitter conflict with Japan which had invaded Manchuria in September 1931. The actual war started in July 1937 and continued until Japan surrendered to the Allies in August 1945. The war against Japan had a devastating impact on the country, but it was a defining moment for a nation which was still in the making and deeply divided politically. This talk will explore the political situation in China in the 1930s, wartime mobilisation and the relevance of this war in twenty-first century China.

Price: Free to National HA Branch members, students (school and university). Visitors £3


Organiser: Gloucestershire Branch

Lecturer: Dr Federica Ferlanti, Cardiff University

Region: South-West England

Branch: Gloucestershire

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