The Sino-Japanese War and youth literature : friends and foes on the battlefield / Minjie Chen.

Author
Chen, Minjie (Writer on literature) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description
xiii, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Routledge studies in education and society in Asia ; 6. [More in this series]
  • Routledge studies in education and society in Asia ; 6
Summary note
Examines how the history of the Sino-Japanese War has been reflected in Chinese juvenile literature and illustrated story books (lianhuanhua), with a particular interest in the portrayal of violence and war crimes, notably the Nanking Massacre, the sexual enslavement of "comfort women," and Japanese biological warfare in text and images. The book also reviews how the Pacific War has been treated in American juvenile fiction as a comparison, and discusses the potential role of oral family stories in shaping children’s understanding of history.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. Chinese youth literature : an overview -- 2. The Sino-Japanese War as depicted in Chinese youth literature : the big picture -- 3. The Sino-Japanese War as depicted in Chinese youth literature : a thematic analysis -- 4. Family narrative as information source : a case study -- 5. Ethnic Chinese wartime experience in American youth literature.
ISBN
  • 1138859699 ((hardcover))
  • 9781138859692 ((hardcover))
LCCN
2015027124
OCLC
911800275
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