Les Japonais et la guerre by Michael Lucken

By Michael Lucken

Dans l. a. Seconde Guerre mondiale, le Japon a choisi le camp des puissances de l’axe ; il en partageait le projet impérialiste et une perception du dépeçage de l. a. planète en fonction de sa sphère de domination. A lui devait bénéficier l’Asie, en particulier l. a. Chine et les îles du Pacifique. los angeles inhabitants japonaise a donc été mobilisée pour ce projet dès 1937, quand le can pay commença ses premiers actes de conquête vers los angeles Mandchourie. Pour les généraux et le gouvernement militariste, tout le monde devait marcher du même pas et garder une sorte de culte patriotique incarné dans l. a. dévotion à l’empereur.
Le livre de Michael Lucken revient sur ce mythe d’une unanimité dans l. a. guerre. Il montre remark l. a. société a été travaillée par des sentiments contradictoires. Véritable histoire culturelle et matérielle d’un can pay plongé dans le gouffre d’un conflit meurtrier, il décrit les principales étapes de l. a. guerre et les manifestations qu’elle suscite sur le territoire. Cette size tragique du can pay du soleil levant proceed de travailler los angeles mémoire nationale nippone : les conquêtes, les massacres à Nankin et ailleurs, le rationnement, les kamikazes et aussi les bombardements, y compris les premiers usages de l’arme atomique à Hiroshima et Nagasaki…
Ce retour sur le passé japonais permet de mieux comprendre les fantômes et les cauchemars qui hantent les héritiers de Hiro Hito.

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21 22 China in regional and world history The Central Plain The earliest historical records locate Chinese states emerging in the Yellow River drainage as it flows south and turns eastward on the borders of present-day Shaanxi, the area that historians denote as the Central Plain (zhongyuan). 2 To its north were the deserts and steppes of Mongolia; to its west, tall mountain ranges and high plateaus. The middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River consist of plains formed by yellow loess, which can be farmed, though only with concentrated labor.

The description of China’s primary geographical features is drawn from Hsu, China, pp. 11–14. Lary, “Introduction,” p. 5. Hsu, China, chapters 1–2. Yuri Pines, “Beasts or Humans: Pre-Imperial Origins of the ‘Sino-Barbarian’ Dichotomy,” in Mongols, Turks, and Others: Eurasian Nomads and the Sedentary World, ed. Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005), cites many passages which talk about Rong and Di peoples who intermarried with the Hua and Xia elites and even occupied government posts in the Warring States period.

After being defeated in a naval battle off the western coast of Korea in 660, Japanese travelers elected the more dangerous open ocean voyage from Hakata to Ningbo and other ports in the Yangzi delta. 20 Ships sailing in the open ocean were constrained by the prevailing winds to limit voyages to the spring and autumn. Unlike visual sailing between western Japan and Korea, ocean sailing required more skillful navigators. 23 An alternative route from the northeast to Japan went from southern Sakhalin island to northern Hokkaido.

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