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In the Shadow of the Rising Sunby Christian (edt) Henriot
Synopses & Reviews
Rejecting conventional demands, this book examines how ordinary men and women, Chinese as well as foreign, endured the Japanese military assault and occupation of Shanghai during the Chinese War of Resistance (1937-1945). Instead of presenting their stories in terms of heroic resistance versus shameful collaboration with the enemy, the volume reveals how the city's dwellers mobilized a variety of social networks to circumvent enemy strictures. They employed strategies that kept alive a culture and an economy that were vital to the survival of the brutalized population.
Examines how ordinary men and women endured the Japanese military assault and occupation of Shanghai during the Chinese War of Resistance. Rejecting the conventional dichotomy between heroic resistance and shameful collaboration with the enemy, this volume shows the city's dwellers employed a variety of strategies that kept their economy alive.
The authors of this volume examine the Chinese War of Resistance against the Japanese in the Shanghai area.
This book discusses the various responses of ordinary people in Shanghai to Japanese occupation.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I: 1. Shanghai industries under Japanese occupation: bomb, boom and bust (1937-1945) Christian Henriot; 2. Chinese capitalists in wartime Shanghai, 1937-1945: a case study of the Rong family enterprises Park Coble; 3. Marketing medicine across enemy lines: Chinese 'fixers' and Shanghai's wartime centrality Sherman Cochran; 4. Crossing enemy lines: wartime Shanghai and the Central China base area Allison Rottmann; 5. Shanghai smuggling Frederic Wakeman; Part II: 6. The Great Way Government of Shanghai Timothy Brook; 7. Resistance and cooperation: Du Yuesheng and the politics of the Shanghai United Committee, 1940-1945 Brian Martin; 8. Wang Jingwei's Shanghai questionable unionists: scabs, traitors or avengers? Alain Roux; 9. Settlers and diplomats: the end of British hegemony in the international settlement, 1937-1945 Robert Bickers; 10. The bumpy end of the French concession in Shanghai (1943-1946) Christine Cornet; Part III: 11. Back to business as usual: the resurgence of commercial radio in Gudao Shanghai Carl Benson; 12. 'women's culture of resistance' An ordinary response to extraordinary circumstances Susan Glosser; 13. Shaping public knowledge: women's print culture in wartime occupied Shanghai (1941-1945) Nicole Huang; 14. Women and wartime Shanghai: the strange case of Tian Han's 'Liren xing' Paul Pickowicz.
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