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IRL (In Real Life) => Books & Reading => Topic started by: airboy on March 06, 2020, 09:24:05 AM

Title: Pre-WW2 China Book Recommendation?
Post by: airboy on March 06, 2020, 09:24:05 AM
I'm looking for an ebook on China History in the period immediately prior to WW2.  Say 1900 to 1936 or 1850 to 1930s.  I'm looking for a general history that is not super long. 

Specifically, I'm looking for a book on background history to run a Call of Cthulhu scenario.  I bought the Sasoon Files (Shanghai sourcebook) and while good, my background knowledge is inadequate.
Title: Re: Pre-WW2 China Book Recommendation?
Post by: Gusington on March 06, 2020, 10:27:08 AM
Try The Wars for Asia 1911-1949 by SCM Paine. Might be a little wider in scope than what you requested.
Title: Re: Pre-WW2 China Book Recommendation?
Post by: airboy on March 06, 2020, 01:14:58 PM
Try The Wars for Asia 1911-1949 by SCM Paine. Might be a little wider in scope than what you requested.

Thanks - put that on my wishlist.

I ended up buying for $2.99 China 1921: The Travel Guide Kindle Edition which works better for the RPG game.  If I was wargaming, I would have gotten the other first.
Title: Re: Pre-WW2 China Book Recommendation?
Post by: Gusington on March 06, 2020, 01:35:00 PM
The one you got sounds more fitting for what you’re doing, like you say. I got the book I posted for a pretty good discount for the Kindle version and plan on reading it while played Order of Battle - Morning Sun.