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Japan's Continental Adventure

1st Edition

By Ching-Chun Wang


216 pages

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This book contains eighteen studies on various important phases of Japan’s invasion of China. The appendix contains the historical declaration by Chiang-Kai-shek setting forth clearly the reasons why China took up arms against Japanese aggression, and a lucid chapter by the veteran sinologist Owen Lattimore on what Korea pays for Japan’s rule. Ever since the invasion of Manchuria by Japan in September 1931 the writer called attention to the fact that, in view of the League commitments, aggression in the East, if not properly stopped according to the League Covenant, would encourage aggression to spread beyond the limits of Asia.


'This book is not an unfair presentation of the case from the Chinese point of view…’ - The Guardian

'The author…shows what Korea pays for Japanese rule…’- The Times

'A fine contribution to the solution of Sino-Japanese conflict…’- Railway Review

Table of Contents

1. The Invasion of Manchuria 2. Japan’s Rights and Grievances 3. The Battle of Shanghai and the League of Nations 4. The Sale of the Chinese Eastern Railway 5. The Pan-Asiatic Doctrine of Japan. 6. Japan Crosses the Great Wall 7. Theodore Roosevelt and Japan’s Monroe Doctrine 8. The Canton-Hankow Railway Plays its Part 9. Isolation and Neutrality 10. Extraterritoriality in China and Japan’s Designs 11. What does China Fight For? 12.The Japanese "Open Door"13.British Interests in China 14. The Fate of Shanghai 15. Japan’s New Weapon 16. Japan’s War on China’s Institutions of Higher Education 17. The Sack of Nanking 18. Japan’s Invasion of China and the Pacific Powers 19. The Third Anniversary of China’s Armed Resistance Appendix A:Why China Resorts to Armed Resistance. B:What Korea pays for Japanese Rule. Index.

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Routledge Library Editions: Japan

Routledge Library Editions: Japan brings together a century's worth of publishing and provides a comprehensive collection of volumes which chart the literature, history, economics, politics & sociology of this fascinating country.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies