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Cultural Impacts of Sino-Japanese War
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Historically the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 is an influential episode, yet it has been largely overlooked in the Western literature. This is not the case in the East only, where, from the time when the war struck, the focus of Chinese overseas policy has been to get rid of its consequences whereas the focus of Japanese overseas policy has been to corroborate them.
At the same time as both - China and Japan - had benefited from a mostly symbiotic, i"big brother-little brother" rapport in prehistoric times, and the twist of the 20th century marked the commencement of their disturbed rapport up to now. Japan's imperialist triumph over China in the earliest Sino-Japanese War (1894-1985) upturned China's preceding supremacy within the bond and lay down the tenor for Japan's domination over China for the century ahead. China's consequential bearing of Achilles' heel and persecution was worsened by enforced lenience to Japan at the "Versailles Peace Conference post-World War I"ii, which sparkled crowded anti-Japanese lobbies terminating in the 'May Fourth Movement of 1919' and a countrywide imposed sanctions of Japanese merchandise that pursued (Shih 1986). Later on, Japanese carnage in the following Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) also seeded crowded anti-Japanese movements and cemented China's hatred of Japan, eventually fueling the anti-Japanese constituents of Chinese jingoism. ...
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