1931 02 The Manchurian Incident Japan and China on a path to war


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Sparticus I can help with this one. I am interested in China during this period.


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@sraweber369 Scott that would be great - for us this is somewhat tough territory as our depth of knowledge before 1939 is more focused on the western hemisphere.


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I’m a lot more knowledgeable about western history too, but I did some digging on the Mukden Incident & I found some sources that hopefully you find helpful.

1st, I have an article from Encyclopedia Britannica that gives an overview of the subject & talks a little bit about Prime Minister Wakatsuki Reijirō’s reaction to it.

2nd, is an article from World War II Database. The site was founded by WWII enthusiast C. Peter Chen & is listed on the Library of Congress E-Resources Online Catalog.

3rd & 4th, I have articles on how the Incident effected American-Japanese relations from the US Department of State & www.globalsecurity.org.

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/mukden-incident

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/ww2/manchurian.htm

Finally, from the Japan Times, I have an opinion piece by Jeff Kingston, a professor at Temple University’s Tokyo campus about how the Mukden Incident is remembered in Japan today.

If you find any of these sources unreliable, let me know & I won’t send you anything more from them. Good luck on the episode!:smile: