上海事変. [Shanhai Jihen]. [The Shanghai Incident]. SHANHAI NIPPŌSHA, 上海日報社.

上海事変. [Shanhai Jihen].
[The Shanghai Incident].

Shanghai [上海]. 上海日報社出版部. [Shanhai Nippōsha Shuppanbu]. 昭和 7 [ 1932]. Stock ID #171616

Map, illustrations, 441pp, paperback, 19 x 13.7cm, some occasional light foxing, original striking wrappers with plan on upper cover, wrappers rubbed along extremities and a little marked and soiled in places. Good sound copy.

A detailed account of the 1932 "Shanghai Incident" from the Japanese perspective, compiled and published immediately after the event by the Shanghai-based Japanese newspaper, the Shanghai Nippo. The foreword is written by Shigemitsu Mamoru, a diplomat and post-war foreign minister, who had been instrumental in bringing the western powers in to negotiate a ceasefire. Shigemitsu Mamoru was then seriously injured in an incident, just a month before the publication of this book, in which a Korean nationalist, Yoon Bong-Gil, threw a bomb at a ceremony in Shanghai marking the Japanese emperor's birthday.

The book contains a set of black and white photos of the key Japanese military and political figures involved in the incident, as well as several line drawings, a map of the main sites of the conflict and a cartoon showing the western powers casting judgment on Japan and China by weighing them in hand-scales. The lengthy and detailed account of the conflict is firmly presented from the Japanese perspective. Though the immediate cause of the violence was the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the upsurge of Chinese nationalist demonstrations which followed, the author says very little about the invasion, and focuses instead on the "anti-Japanese actions and rhetoric of the Chinese demonstrators of covers the political situation before the incident, Japanese military campaigns during the conflict, various military anecdotes, actions by the Japanese residents, diplomatic negotiation process, and reactions of the international community.

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