Rana Mitter: Wartime and Identity in Modern China


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A talk by Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford.

Modern Chinese identity has been shaped by the experience of repeated conflict, and in particular the war against Japan in the 1930s and 40s. We will hear about ways in which Chinese identity changed because of the impact of war, including the identities of women, ethnic minorities and refugees. We then see how China's turbulent history is reflected in the shaping of contemporary Chinese identity in the 21st century.

This was recorded at the China: Birth and belonging symposium at Wellcome Collection http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/events/china-birth-and-belonging.aspx.,

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Rana Mitter: Wartime and Identity in Modern China

  1. 1. Wartime and Identity in Modern China Rana Mitter University of Oxford
  2. 5. Air raid damage in Chongqing
  3. 6. Air raid damage in Chongqing
  4. 7. Documentation from Chongqing municipal archive, 1939
  5. 8. International support for China’s war effort
  6. 9. Industrial mobilization in wartime
  7. 10. Total mobilization of society in wartime Chongqing
  8. 11. Mobilization during wartime
  9. 12. Mobilization during wartime