World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes: A Handbook of Literature and Research, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313033153
  • ISBN-13: 9780313033155
  • DDC: 940.53072
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 511 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 1998 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 1998

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A companion to World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, this volume reevaluates the most enduring literature on basic aspects of the war in Asia and the Pacific. It also covers themes pertaining to societies at war, culture, the arts, and science and technology as well as international relations and the postwar world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Asia and the Pacific.
2: International Background to the War in Asia.
3: International Relations and the Origins of the War in Asia and the Pacific War.
4: The Asian and Pacific Theaters.
5: The Second Sino–Japanese War, 1931–1945.
6: The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor.
7: Japanese Strategy and Campaigns in the Pacific War, 1941–1945.
8: American and Allied Strategy and Campaigns in the Pacific War, 1941–1945.
9: Burma and Southeast Asia, 1941–1945.
10: The Air War against Japan and the End of the War in the Pacific.
11: War and Society in the Asian and Pacific Theaters.
12: Japanese Occupation, Resistance, and Collaboration in Asia.
13: The Domestic Impact of War and Occupation on Japan.
14: European Reconquest and Neocolonialism in Southeast Asia.
15: Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees: The Asian and Pacific Theaters.
16: General Themes.
17: The War in Science, Technology, Propaganda, and Unit Histories.
18: Science, Technology, and Weapons Development.
19: Propaganda, Public Opinion, and Censorship during the Second World War.
20: Unit Histories and the Experience of Combat.
21: War, the Arts, and the Life of the Spirit.
22: The War and Film in the United States and Britain.
23: Japanese War Films.
24: The Holocaust and Film.
25: The “Western” Fiction of World War II.
26: Lines (In)Formation: Anglophone Poetry in the Second World War.
27: The War and the Visual Arts.
28: Art Music and World War II.
29: Popular Culture and World War II.
30: American Christianity on the Home Front during the Second World War.
31: Christianity Outside North America.
32: Cultural Background to the War.
33: World War II and Postwar International Relations.
34: Allied Summit Diplomacy.
35: Planning for the Postwar World Economy and the United Nations.
36: The Breakdown of the Grand Alliance and the Origins of the Cold War, 1945–1947.
37: War Crimes, International Criminal Law, and the Postwar Trials in Europe and Asia.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
About the Editor and Contributors.
About the Author.