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Wartime Everydayness and the Decolonization of WWII

last modified Mar 13, 2018 09:52 AM

On Friday 9 March Professor Hans Van De Ven presented his talk 'Wartime Everydayness and the Decolonization of WWII'.

This talk analysed the complex situation in East Asia at the time of Japan's formal surrender to China on 9 September 1945. It argued that China's WWII was never about the defeat of Japan alone but also involved struggles among forces in China for the authority to determine the country's future, a reality that, as the talk sought to set out, has implications for genuinely global understandings of WWII.

 For more information on the ERC Project - War Crimes and Empire visit:

Wartime Everydayness

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