How was “China’s War” our war? You’ve been here before. This is WWII. How is that we have posters such as these seeking relief for the Chinese?
There was another one I couldn’t save that should a portrait of a Chinese soldier saying “This man is your friend. He fights for your freedom.” So whats up with all these English language relief posters for China?
There is lots of great stuff in this chapter. Your terms are, in this chapter;
Guomindang CCP Marco Polo bridge Chiang Kai Shek
Long March* Burma Road united front
“New Fourth Army Incident” Gen Joseph Stillwell “Hongkew”
Mao Zedong fabi
So, place each of them in context in the chapter, the fabi is the Chinese currency, part of their nationalism, that the Japanese seek to undermine. The “united front” is the alliance of the nationalists and the communists against the Japanese which is effectively ended with the “New Fourth Army Incident.”
There are other things that you should catch just because of context or humor. Remember that test question about American involvement prior to Dec 7? There is good evidence in here for that. What is it? What was Stillwell’s nickname for Chiang? Hysterical.
See you tomorrow.
Keep an eye on those terms. They should make life easier here. Questions, comments, confusions?