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SDHF Newsletter No.32: “The Reluctant Combatant: Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War”

SDHF Newsletter No.32: “The Reluctant Combatant: Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War”

February 9, 2011

The mainstream view on the Second Sino-Japanese War is that Imperial Japan was bent
on destroying China, and the rest of Asia, for purely selfish reasons. However, careful
analysis of the global situation, particularly of the social and political development
of China and the attitudes of the Chinese leadership, indicates that the Chinese were
not the innocent victims of “aggression” as is currently claimed.
In the book “The Reluctant Combatant: Japan and the Second Sino-Japanese War”
(PHP, Tokyo, 2008), authors Prof. Kitamura and Mr. Lin recount the circumstances that
ultimately lead to the Second Sino-Japanese War, demonstrating that the war was neither
a Japanese“war of aggression” or that China was a “helpless” victim.
A complete translation of this is book is now available at our Website.

* Summary: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/78_S2.pdf
* Full text: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/78_S4.pdf
* Author profile: http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/78_S3.pdf

Questions are welcome.

Sincerely,

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Secretary General
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact

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