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Shanghai Sanctuary: Chinese and Japanese Policy toward European Jewish Refugees during World War II

Bei Gao


This book assesses the plight of the European Jewish refugees who fled to Japanese-occupied China during the Second World War. It examines the Nationalist government’s policy towards the Jewish refugee issue and the most thorough and subtle analysis of Japanese diplomacy concerning this matter. The story of the wartime “Shanghai Jews” is not merely a side-bar to the history of modern China or modern Japan. It is a story that illuminates how the “Jewish issue” complicated the relationships among China, Japan, Germany, and the United States before and during World War Two. Both the Chinese Natio ... More

Keywords: China, Japan, Shanghai, World War II, Holocaust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199840908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bei Gao, author
The College of Charleston