The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957 by Frank Dikötter – Review Literature News, 1945 1957 Frank, Chinese Revolutions, 20Th Century, Asian History, Revolutions 1945 1957, Book Reviews, Frank Dikötter, East Asian
Considering that the Japanese army during WWII starved & killed Allied prisoners, this shows true compassion for another human being. Australian stretcher bearers help a Japanese prisoner with malaria captured near Nauro in 1942.
A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today. www.brainpickings...
In a brisk revisionist history, William T. Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West. This original, thought-provoking history of China's last empire is a must-read for understanding the challenges facing China today.
Over the past 250 years of momentous change and dramatic upheaval, China has proved itself to be a Restless Empire. Tracing China’s course from the eighteenth-century Qing Dynasty to today’s People’s Republic, Restless Empire shows how the country’s worldview has evolved. It explains how Chinese attitudes have been determined by both receptiveness and resistance to outside influence and presents the preoccupations that have set its foreign-relations agenda.