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Mitter, Rana 1969-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 202 publications in 6 languages and 11,055 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Military history  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Rana Mitter
Modern China : a very short introduction by Rana Mitter( )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: China today is never out of the news: from human rights controversies and the continued legacy of Tiananmen Square, to global coverage of the Beijing Olympics, and the Chinese "economic miracle." It is a country of contradictions and transitions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities, an ancient civilization that is modernizing as rapidly as possible, a walled-off nation that is increasingly at the center of world trade. This Very Short Introduction offers an indispensable starting point for anyone who needs to quickly know the themes and controversies that have shaped modern China. Prize-winning author and scholar Rana Mitter examines the modern history, politics, economy, and thriving cultural scene of contemporary China, and its relations with the wider world. This lively guide covers a range of social issues from the decline of foot binding and the position of women in society, to the influence of television and film, and the role of the overseas Chinese diaspora. It covers many prominent figures as well, such as the Communist leaders, the last emperors, and prominent writers and artists throughout China's history
A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern world by Rana Mitter( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The defining moment in the development of a modern China is shown to be 4 May 1919 at the Tian'anmen gate in Beijing, where a new generation rejected Confucianism and traditional Chinese culture, and protested violently against the Paris Peace Conference. Chinese cities at that time still bore the imprints of their ancient past, with narrow lanes and sacred temples, but they were starting to change with the influx of foreign traders, teachers, and missionaries, all eager to shape China's ancient past into a modern present. People's lives changed, from the politicians and novelists adapting to the realities of a globalized world, to the men and women who worked, loved, and laughed in the parks and cafes of the new China."--BOOK JACKET
The Manchurian myth : nationalism, resistance and collaboration in modern China by Rana Mitter( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful element in twentieth-century Chinese politics has been the myth of Chinese resistance to Japan's seizure of Manchuria in 1931. Investigating the shifting alliances of key players in that event, Rana Mitter traces the development of the narrative of resistance to the occupation and shows how it became part of China's political consciousness, enduring even today. After Japan's September 1931 military strike leading to a takeover of the Northeast, the Chinese responded in three major ways: collaboration, resistance in exile, and resistance on the ground. What motives prompted some Chinese to collaborate, others to resist? What were conditions like under the Japanese? Through careful reading of Chinese and Japanese sources, particularly local government records, newspapers, and journals published both inside and outside occupied Manchuria, Mitter sheds important new light on these questions.--Publisher description
Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. China was the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West. In this emotionally gripping book, made possible through access to newly unsealed Chinese archives, Rana Mitter unfurls the story of China's World War II as never before and rewrites the larger history of the war in the process. He focuses his narrative on three towering leaders -- Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, and the lesser-known collaborator Wang Jingwei -- and extends the timeline of the war back to 1937, when Japanese and Chinese troops began to clash, fully two years before Hitler invaded Poland. Unparalleled in its research and scope, Forgotten Ally is a sweeping, character-driven history that will be essential reading not only for anyone with an interest in World War II, but also for those seeking to understand today's China, where, as Mitter reveals, the echoes of the war still reverberate"--
Across the blocs : Cold War cultural and social history by Patrick Major( )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history. It makes cross-cultural comparisons of the socio cultural aspects of the Cold War across the East/West block divide, dealing with issues including broadcasting, public opinion, and the production and consumption of popular culture
Ruptured histories : war, memory, and the post-Cold War in Asia( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What has the end of the Cold War meant for East Asia, and for how its people understand their recent history? These thought-provoking essays explore a vigorously contested area in public culture, the wars of the modern era
China's war with Japan, 1937-1945 : the struggle for survival by Rana Mitter( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity. This title draws on a range of sources to recreate this terrible conflict
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-part series exploring the major religions the Far East and Middle East, covering: Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Judaism, and Islam
Transnationalism and contemporary global history by Matthew Hilton( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic, untold story of China's devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan. For decades a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China two full years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West. Rana Mitter focuses his gripping narrative on three towering leaders: Chiang Kai-shek, the politically gifted but tragically flawed head of China's Nationalist government; Mao Zedong, the Communists' fiery ideological stalwart, seen here at the beginning of his epochal career; and the lesser-known Wang Jingwei, who collaborated with the Japanese to form a puppet state in occupied China. Drawing on Chinese archives that have only been unsealed in the past ten years, he brings to vivid new life such characters as Chiang's American chief of staff, the unforgettable "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, and such horrific events as the Rape of Nanking and the bombing of China's wartime capital, Chongqing. Throughout, Forgotten Ally shows how the Chinese people played an essential role in the wider war effort, at great political and personal sacrifice. Forgotten Ally rewrites the entire history of World War II, yet it also offers surprising insights into contemporary China. No twentieth-century event was as crucial in shaping China's worldview, and no one can understand China, and its relationship with America today, without this definitive work
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the Eastern philosophy series that examines the dominant philosophical and spiritual thought of the Far East. This program covers Confucianism and Shintoism. Confucius teachings on moral behavior did not stop at the individual but extended to the role of the state and rulers. The strength of his convictions and unswerving pursuit of the truth earned him enemies but also a respect that remains today. Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan and means 'the way of the gods.' With a pantheon of gods at its core, worshippers can make offerings, and pray to the gods of luck, wealth, and happiness among others. Shinto is not only a religion, but a way of life and one that explains the birth of the Japanese archipelago and the seasons
Zhongguo, bei yi wang de meng you : xi fang ren yan zhong de kang Ri zhan zheng quan shi by Rana Mitter( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. China was the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West. In this emotionally gripping book, made possible through access to newly unsealed Chinese archives, Rana Mitter unfurls the story of China's World War II as never before and rewrites the larger history of the war in the process. He focuses his narrative on three towering leaders -- Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, and the lesser-known collaborator Wang Jingwei -- and extends the timeline of the war back to 1937, when Japanese and Chinese troops began to clash, fully two years before Hitler invaded Poland. Unparalleled in its research and scope, Forgotten Ally is a sweeping, character-driven history that will be essential reading not only for anyone with an interest in World War II, but also for those seeking to understand today's China, where, as Mitter reveals, the echoes of the war still reverberate"--
The struggle for survival by Rana Mitter( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rana Mitter's tense, moving and hugely important book, the war between China and Japan - one of the most important struggles of the Second World War - at last gets the masterly history it deserves
Students as citizens : focusing and widening access to higher education by Elsbeth Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on across the blocs : Cold War cultural and social history( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Korean Armistice of 1953 and its consequences, part II by Rana Mitter( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2011 in Thai and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goshi undo no zankyo : Nijisseiki chugoku to kindai sekai by Rana Mitter( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transnational unconscious : essays in the history of psychoanalysis and transnationalism( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays approaches the history of psychoanalysis from a transnational perspective, emphasizing the flows of people, ideas and institution across cultures and nations, and examining the factors that contributed to turn psychoanalysis into one of the systems of beliefs that defined the Twentieth century
 
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A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern world
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A bitter revolution : China's struggle with the modern worldThe Manchurian myth : nationalism, resistance and collaboration in modern ChinaAcross the blocs : Cold War cultural and social historyRuptured histories : war, memory, and the post-Cold War in Asia
Alternative Names
Rana Mitter British historian

Rana Mitter historiador británico

ミッター, ラナ

芮納·米德

Languages
English (145)

Chinese (4)

Italian (4)

Dutch (3)

Thai (3)

Japanese (2)