By: H.H. Lu and Lillian Lin
Taipei, July 7 (CNA) A professor of China Studies at Harvard University said Tuesday at an international symposium in Taipei that it was China’s Nationalist government and not the communists who fought the Japanese for eight years.
Giving an analysis on the ROC’s eight-year (1937-1945) war of resistance against Japan and the wartime foundations of China’s emergence as a great power, William C. Kirby said that the war cost the lives of millions of Chinese citizens and that of the soldiers who died in the fighting, more than 90 percent were Nationalist troops.
“The Nationalist endurance and ultimate victory of this eight-year struggle assured the survival of China as a nation-state,” he said. [FULL STORY]