October 21, 2021

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China lost 14 million people in World War II. Why is this forgotten?

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RanamitterHistorian Rana Mitter believes a better understanding of China’s future actions can follow a truer understanding of its World War II past (Pacific Standard)

When looking back at World War II, the victors see their own military contributions the clearest. Hence the United Kingdom spotlights the Battle of Britain and El Alamein, the Russians Stalingrad and Kursk, and the Americans D-Day and Midway. The contribution of China, whose war was the longest and among the bloodiest, tends to be forgotten in the West, and for years was little commemorated even in China.

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