‘We would do well to remind ourselves of the tragic, titanic struggle which China waged...against some of the darkest forces that history has ever produced.’

As a professor Chinese history and politics at Oxford University and a Fellow of the British Academy, Rana Mitter has been awarded an OBE for his services to education. Rana is a regular presenter of Radio 3’s Night Waves and is a prolific writer for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph, History Today, and the London Review of Books.

Rana is an expert on the emergence of nationalism in modern China and has written many books on the subject. His latest, China’s Good War, looks at how the memory of WWII has formed Chinese national identity today.

"Breathtaking and authoritative" - Daily Telegraph

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