Contemporary China Studies

Bombing, Civilians, and War: Comparisons between Europe, Japan, and China in World War II

Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Ho Tim Seminar Room, China Centre

Three historians will discuss the importance of bombing during the Second World War, looking at similarities and contrasts between the experience of Europe, Japan, and China in terms of tactics and the effects on civilian morale.

 

Speaker(s): 
Richard Overy (University of Exeter), Sheldon Garon (Princeton University), and Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)

Dr Hamsa Rajan

British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

Beginning in 2003, I lived in China for six years, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province as well as in various towns of Qinghai, home to many officially designated ‘Tibetan autonomous’ prefectures.  Prior to becoming an academic, my time in China was spent working in various capacities, as a staff member of two non-profit foundations, one aiding orphans and disabled children, and the other improving public health knowledge and infrastructure in remote Tibetan villages and nomadic settlements; as an English teacher in both Chinese- and Tibetan-medium secondary schools; and as a Chinese-English and Ti

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