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Collaboration: Japanese Agents and Local Elites in Wartime China

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Studies of collaboration have changed how the history of World War II in Europe is written, but for China and Japan this aspect of wartime conduct has remained largely unacknowledged. This work talks about the sensitive topic of wartime collaboration between the Chinese and their Japanese occupiers.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 22nd 2004 by Harvard University Press
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Jimmy
Nov 24, 2012 Jimmy rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed this at several different level so I will review this book from different perspective: Chinese history, historiography, lessons for the US current military involvement overseas and spiritually as a Christian.
In terms of Chinese history, this book is on a time period and events that few Americans know about let alone understand. Way before America was attacked on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, Japan has already been waging war and spreading its imperialism for decades. This book
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This book is a good break from traditional scholarship of the China Incident. The common practice in dealing with the war between Japan and China has been to talk of the conflict in terms of heroic resistance against the 'evil Japanese and their few traitorous, cowardly collaborators.' What Timothy Brook has managed to do is penetrate this veil and try to piece together what actually happened in occupied China. He has managed to portray collaborators not as evil traitors to China, although he ...more
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Brilliance slightly tarnished by failure to conceptualise or theorise the activities it so exhaustively describes.
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