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  • 1 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 406 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.77 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 940.53/51132
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: DS796.S257 I56 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Shanghai (China)--History
    • Sino-Japanese Conflict, 1937-1945--China--Shanghai

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521822213 | ISBN-10: 0521822211)

The authors of this 2004 volume consult Chinese and Western archival materials to examine the Chinese War of Resistance against the Japanese in the Shanghai area. They argue that the war in China was a nationalistic endeavour carried out without an effective national leadership. Wartime Chinese activities in Shanghai drew upon social networks rather than ideological positions and these activities cut across lines of military and political divisions. Instead of the stark contrast between heroic resistance and shameful collaboration, wartime experience in the city is more aptly summed up in terms of bloody struggles between those committed to normalcy in everyday life and those determined to bring about its disruption through terrorist violence and economic control. The volume offers an evaluation of the strategic significance of the Shanghai economy in the Pacific War. It also draws attention to the feminisation of urban public discourse against the backdrop of intensified violence. The essays capture the last moments of European settlements in Shanghai under Japanese occupation.


Preface; Introduction Christian Henriot; Part I: 1. Shanghai industries under Japanese occupation Christian Henriot; 2. Chinese capitalists in wartime Shanghai 1937–45 Parks M. Coble; 3. Marketing medicine across enemy lines Sherman Cochran; 4. Crossing enemy lines Allison Rottmann; 5. Shanghai Smuggling Frederic Wakeman; Part II: 6. The Great Way government of Shanghai Timothy Brook; 7. Resistance and cooperation Brian G. Martin; 8. From revenge to treason Alain Roux; 9. Settlers and diplomats Robert Bickers; 10. The bumpy end of the French concession and French influence in Shanghai Christine Cornet; Part III: 11. Back to business as usual Carlton Benson; 12. 'Women's Culture of Resistance' Susan Glosser; 13. Fashioning public intellectuals Nicole Huang; 14. Women and wartime Shanghai Paul G. Pickowicz; Index.


Christian Henriot, Parks M. Coble, Sherman Cochran, Allison Rottmann, Frederic Wakeman, Timothy Brook, Brian G. Martin, Alain Roux, Robert Bickers, Christine Cornet, Carlton Benson, Susan Glosser, Nicole Huang, Paul G. Pickowicz

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