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    Unit 731 and the American Cover-Up The Second Sino-Japanese war began on July 7th, 1937 and ended on September 9th, 1945. It was a military conflict which was fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan. As part of the struggle against fascism, Japan invaded China. It is clear that, due to the restriction of its natural resources, Japan tried to increase by robbing resources from other countries. Japan used the conquered Manchuria as a launching base for their troops. Manchuria

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    Second Sino-Japanese War

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    Ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. As our quality of life improves, we start to focus on our environment and other beings/organisms. During this process of focusing on other things, we encounter more and more ethical problems. This leads to the knowledge issue, to what extend does ethics limit a knowers’ acquisition of knowledge? Over time these ethical judgments lead to limited knowledge production, especially

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    young boy’s experience during World War II. The film was based on J. G. Ballard’s part autobiographical, part fiction novel, Empire of the Sun. Jim (played by Christian Bale) is a young, wealthy British boy living with his parents in Shanghai during World War II. The Japanese storms in and attacks Shanghai one day, and everyone frantically tries to escape the chaos. Jim loses his parents in the crowd and goes back to his house only to find it taken by the Japanese troops. Desperate for food and water

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    arrived on the shores of Japan with vessels and armaments the likes of which had never been seen in that corner of the world. After ordering some of the buildings in the harbor city of Uraga shelled as a demonstration of might, Perry presented the Japanese with a white flag and a list of demands. The ruling oligarchs of Japan were fearful of the colonialist impulses of the West and embarked upon an ambituous plan to modernize. Within a decade, the Meiji Restoration brought about sweeping changes to

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    Japan's Reaction to a Rising China

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    A highly controversial topic in International Relations has been: why are Sino-Japanese relations so controversial and how does this affect Japan’s reaction to a rising China. Relations have been highly controversial because of the security, the economics and the history issues. These issues shape Japan’s foreign policy and there are many arguments regarding how Japan is reacting. For example, some argue that Japan fears China’s growing strength and increasingly assertive foreign policy and as a

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    China’s Stand Against Japanese Imperialism During the Second Sino-Japanese War “If a country cannot defend itself, it has every chance of losing its existence.” These words—spoken by Chinese Nationalist Party leader Chiang Kai-Shek during his “Essentials to a New Life Movement” speech in 1934—were a rallying call for a united resistance to Japanese imperialism. On September 18, 1931, Japanese troops bombed a section of the South Manchuria Railway Track near Mukden, thus asserting Japan’s presence

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    Lust, Caution Short Story

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    short story set in Shanghai during World War II and was written by one of the most influential writers of China, Eileen Chang Ai-Ling. The story was written in 1950 but only published in 1979 together with two of her other works, after nearly 30 years of rewriting and reworking by the prolific writer. The story of Lust, Caution begins in China during the Japanese occupation in World War II, where a group of patriotic teenagers plot to assassinate a Japanese collaborator, Mr. Yee. They decide to use

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    Debate On Japan Debate

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    Steven Kwon Mr. Alschen IB History II The Japan Debate: A Critical Analysis The debate over Japan’s potential instigation of World War II raged on as intensely as the aggressive policies of Japan in question. Both teams engaged in total warfare, utilizing statistics, harsh interrogations through cross-examinations, and all other weapons available to them, in order to defend their grounds from attack. But while some arguments had proven to be successfully devastating, several others had been misused

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    massacre started with the bloody Japanese victory in Shanghai, during the Sino-Japanese war. Chiang-Kai Shek, the Japanese leader at the time, ordered the evacuation of all official Chinese troops and citizens presently residing in Nanking. A lot of people followed the orders and left, but many stayed, unaware of the bloodbath and slaughter that was approaching. On December 13, 1937, the first of the Japanese troops arrived, determined to destroy the city, “the Japanese looted and burned at least one-third

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    War termination and the decision of when to negotiate peace are rarely effectively planned before a war. The Russo-Japanese War is one of a few historical exceptions. The Russo-Japanese War provides three enduring lessons about war termination in a conflict fought for limited aims. First, the most effective war termination plans are created before the war. Second, continued military and political pressure can effectively improve your position to negotiate peace. Third, common interests and compromise

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    History and the notion of compensation are two key aspects in the study of Sino-Japanese relations. During the 1980s, the opening up by the People’s Republic of China’s government about war atrocities led a number of victims to seek reparations and apologies from Japan. Compensation cases were brought forward from the 1990s and broke the silence about what had ‘truly’ happened during the war. Moreover, the rapid spread of new information about the past prompted increased tensions between the two

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    led to the Chinese Civil War. The Chinese Civil War (1927-37 & 1946-49) was fought between the Communist Party of China (CCP) and the Republic of China led by the Kuomintang (KMT). The Civil War was won by the CCP because of their strengths and successes under the leadership of Mao, such as the supporting of 3 million peasants in Jiangxi, and the mistakes and weaknesses of the KMT, in particular Chiang Kai-shek’s lacking leadership skills. The decisive outcome of the Civil War was leadership between

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    The Chinese Revolution of 1949

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    The Chinese revolution of 1949 Introduction The declaration of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949 by the Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong signified a revolution in China that brought an end to the costliest civil war in Chinese history between the Nationalist Party or Kuomintang (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that had lasted a period of 22 years from 1927 to 1949. The Chinese revolution of 1949 signified the beginning of an era of Communist Chinese rule ushered in by the

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    August 1940, a year from the beginning of World War II and the date of which marks the beginning of Unit 731, a shorten name for Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung army. Unit 731 was part of a Japanese biological and chemical warfare research department with the goal of developing biological and chemical weapons for use by the Japanese Kwantung army. It was given the nickname Asian Auschwitz for its cruel human experimentations that they have conducted toward their

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    discriminated against with the use of legal racism in the form of laws violating basic human rights and Sinophobe sentiments held by the American populace. After the “fall” of China to communism, anti-Chinese sentiments were only exacerbated due to the second Red Scare and the Communist witch hunts that it created. People of Chinese descent were another unfortunate target of racism in America’s long history of legalized racism. Shanghai Girls is a fictional novel by Lisa Lee is a recounting of the journey

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    Killing babies is never justified, but it can be permissible. However, strict criteria are necessary to ensure that the killing of innocent people is truly militarily necessary. In order to do this, I will first explain the importance of fighting a just war to the question of killing civilians. Then, I will propose two sets of criteria that provide a framework for explaining why necessity may override the rights of children not to be killed: the Doctrine of Double Effect and the situation of supreme emergency

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    When 1937 arrived, Japanese soldiers raided China’s capital of Nanking and began to mass murder citizens. A sole leader of the Japanese Imperial Army was non-existent. There were many of people in power such as generals who allowed these behaviors to occur. Baron Koki Hirota, Foreign minister at the time, proceeded to do nothing while being well aware of the Japanese’s persecution of the Chinese. These unsympathetic murders of those who were thought to be Chinese soldiers as well as woman, children

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    In this paper I will argue that understanding the context of a film is vital for a more in-depth understanding of it and I will accomplish this through a deep analysis of the following films: Flowers of War, Edge of Heaven, Battleship Potemkin, and the Big Heat. Additionally not only knowing the historical, social, and political background of a film and how the ideas in this film were form,but also how this film affected the society and the point of view of individuals,because after all film is not

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    Chinese historical figure in the last century. Wang remained as a prestigious nationalist leader before the Second Sino-Japanese War. During the war, Wang initiated the ‘peace movement’ (Hepingjiuguo) in attempt to prevent severe casualties by diplomatic negotiation with Japan; afterwards he notoriously formed a puppet regime, namely Reorganised National Government of the ROC, with the Japanese in 1940. For this reason, Wang was often accused as a top Chinese traitor (Hanjian), and he became a symbol

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    The Nanking Massacre

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    The Nanking Massacre Evaluate and discuss the significance of the Nanking Massacre atrocity. During World War II there were many atrocities committed that eventuated in the casualties of millions of innocent people, it’s also apparent that there were many atrocities and that Nanking was one of the most gruesome, not just in East Asia, but the whole world. The concentration camp in Auschwitz resulted in the deaths of over 1.1 million Jews whereas the Nanking Massacre was only a fraction of that, 300

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