Staying On: Japanese Soldiers and Civilians in China, 1945–1949

@article{Gillin1983StayingOJ,
  title={Staying On: Japanese Soldiers and Civilians in China, 1945–1949},
  author={Donald G. Gillin and C Etter},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={1983},
  volume={42},
  pages={497 - 518}
}
The authors examine the actions and motivations of the Japanese who remained in China following Japan's surrender in August 1945. A large part of the Japanese Army in China became involved in the civil war there, and it appears that both sides, but especially the Nationalists, benefited from Japanese assistance. Although frequently the victims of circumstance, the Japanese also deliberately intervened in the fighting in the hope of continuing to influence the course of events in China. Such… 

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