Book at Lunchtime: China's Good War

Speaker
Professor Rana Mitter, Professor David Priestland, Professor Vivienne Shue
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities - Lunchtime Online Webinar
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Join us for a TORCH Book at Lunchtime online webinar on China's Good War: How World War II is Shaping a New Nationalism by Professor Rana Mitter.

About the book:

For most of its history, the People’s Republic of China limited public discussion of the war against Japan. It was an experience of victimization—and one that saw Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek fighting for the same goals. But now, as China grows more powerful, the meaning of the war is changing. Professor Rana Mitter argues that China’s reassessment of the World War II years is central to its newfound confidence abroad and to mounting nationalism at home.