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Kabuki and the Marco Polo Bridge Incident: 1937–1938

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the kabuki theater response to Japan's reactivated war against China. In late summer 1937 the Kwantung Army instigated the incident at Marco Polo Bridge (Lugouqiao), launching ... More


The Eastern Tartar City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0032
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Eastern Tartar City is home to several famous temples, city wall remnants, and princely mansions. Alas, the character of this section of the city is under assault by the wrecking ball. All the ... More


Declaring War as an Issue in Chinese Wartime Diplomacy

Tsuchida Akio

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

China declared war on Japan only after Pearl Harbor, while Japan never followed suit. Tsuchido Akio demonstrates that contrary to generally held opinion, China did not decline to declare war on Japan ... More


Into the Abyss

Sidney Pash

in The Currents of War: A New History of American-Japanese Relations, 1899-1941

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144238
eISBN:
9780813144320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144238.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 3, Into the Abyss, examines Japanese-American relations from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1933 inauguration to the summer of 1937 and the onset of the Second Sino-Japanese War. This chapter ... More


The War Years

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095861
eISBN:
9789882207080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One month after the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, Jin Yan and his wife Wang Renmei and the cream of Shanghai's actors appeared in a stage production called “Defending the Lu Gou Bridge”. The play was a ... More


Prelude to War

James R. Brandon

in Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 1931, Japan began its intractable war with China under the modest rubric of the Manchurian Incident. In 1937, it expanded the war through the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which led within months to ... More


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