Chinese identity and the roots of a relationship that will shape Asia in the 21st century. It is about China’s existential crisis as it tried to regain its centrality in Asia.
It is also a story pure and simple of heroic resistance against massive odds. China is the forgotten ally of the second world war. For more than four years.until Pearl Harbour, the Chinese fought the Japanese almost alone.
Chinese history not end with the fall of Nanjing but in many ways the war helped to create modern China. It was the anvil on which the new nation was forged.
Other historians point to the arrival of British gunboats in the(1830)when industrialising.Europe collided with ancient China as the dawn of Chinasmodern age. Mr Mitte a professor at Oxford University.believes that the countr’s war with Japan was more important because it reduced China to its weakest state. “Suddenly the circumstances of war made the concept of the nation. Anpersonal identification with. more urgent and meaningful for many Chinese............................anse