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Speaker(s): Professor Rana Mitter
Chair: Professor Athar Hussain
Recorded on 10 July 2013 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
The story of China’s war with Japan is crucial to understanding the rise of modern China – both its relentless drive for self-sufficiency and its bitter relationship with Japan.
Rana Mitter is professor of the history and politics of China at the University of Oxford and author of China’s War With Japan, 1937-1945.