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Spector explores the aftermath of WWII in five Asian nations that were still largely under Japanese occupation in August of 1945. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Griffith
This is a remarkable survey of what happened in China, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia as the Japanese empire was forced to withdraw. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Yersin USA
Author has examined post World War II political landscape in East Asia and Far East. Prelude Japan’s surrender US marines had landed in China to restore peace and stability. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Karun Mukherji
The book describes the major post-War political events Southeast Asia, China and Korea from 1945 through 1950, centered around the shift of power from Japanese Army forces to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roffee
The main focus of In the Ruins of Empire, is to prove to the reader that World War II did not end on August 14, 1945 and that peace in Asia was proven to be rather elusive. Read morePublished 5 months ago by B Dillow
I was hoping for more concentration down south, especially Indonesia where the local Japanese allies were able to win independance from Holland in the years after the war. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Spruce Goose
Only a historian would enjoy so much detail. Not a book for the average reader looking for an interesting story. Too much of names, dates, places, and endless details. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert Pickett
I bought this clean hardcopy on Amazon's used book market. If you are interested in why things are the way they are, this is an indispensable account of the immediate aftermath of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr. A.
The below is a review of the unabridged Tantor audiobook.
This book covers the immediate allied occupations of a number of Asian colonies and nations in the immediate... Read more