Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Asia: From the Taiping Rebellion to the Vietnam War

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Stewart Lone
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 252 pages
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In this detailed account of civilian lives during wartime in Asia, high school students, undergrads, and general readers alike can get a glimpse into the often dismal, but surprisingly resilient, lives led by ordinary people-those who did not go off to war but were powerfully affected by it nonetheless. How did people live on a day-to-day basis with the cruelty and horror of war right outside their doorsteps? What were the reactions and views of those who did not fight on the fields? How did people come together to cope with the losses of loved ones and the sacrifices they had to make on a daily basis? This volume contains accounts from the resilient civilians who lived in Asia during the Taiping and Nian Rebellions, the Philippine Revolution, the Wars of Meiji Japan, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
  

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Contents

Series Foreword
vii
Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction
xiii
Chronology
xix
1 Daily Life in China during the Taiping and Nian Rebellions 1850s1860s
1
The Philippine Revolution 18961902
29
China 18941895 and Russia 19041905
65
The View from the Teahouse
95
5 Daily Life of Civilians in Wartime Japan19371945
127
6 Daily Life in Wartime Indonesia19391949
159
7 Korean Civilians North and South19501953
191
8 Remembering Life in Urban South Vietnam circa 19651975
219
Index
247
About the Editor and Contributors
251
Copyright

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STEWART LONE is Associate Professor of modern Northeast Asian social history, University of New South Wales (campus at The Australian Defense Force Academy). He is the authro of Korea Since 1850 (1993)

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