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What shaped modern China
by Rana Mitter
About this EXP
Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University, explains the century that shaped Modern China.
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Key point 1
The turbulence and wars of recent history continue to influence Chinese thought and actions at home and abroad.
Key point 2
The Second World War holds particular resonance today as an example of victory against a foreign invader: Japan.
Key point 3
The legacy of revolution is key to not only historical memory but also legitimation for the Chinese Communist Party.
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