Professor Rana Mitter writes on the ‘unfinished business’ of the 1937-1945 war between China and Japan

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    Zamami Island, Photo by Akuppa John Wigham (CC BY 2.0)

Rana Mitter has written an article (1 April) for the Global Times (China) entitled ‘Unfinished legacy of war shadows Asia’.

Rana writes, “History is one of the major reasons that East Asia's order is not yet settled. Some seven decades after the WWII ended, many in China and Japan disagree over whose understanding of the fighting is the most accurate. Why should the events of so long ago hold such sway in today's East Asia? As the 70th anniversary of the war's end approaches, we must reflect on the "unfinished business" of the now long-distant end of WWII in 1945.”

The full article can be read here:

Professor Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, Fellow, St Cross College