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<p><b>Wuhan, 1937. China is at war, invaded by the Japanese Army, who sweep through the country killing indiscriminately. As the capital city falls, Wuhan takes its place and will become pivotal in China's future. </b></p><p>1937. China is at war. Japanese soldiers sweep through the country, killing and displacing the millions who stand in their way. Nanjing has fallen, and Wuhan promoted in its place. While the rest of the world looks the other way, Wuhan stands alone against a whirlwind of violence which forced unprecedented cultural and political change. This will be a moment that shapes China's future.</p><p>Weaving together a multitude of narratives, <i>Wuhan</i> is a historical fiction epic that pulls no punches: the heart-in-mouth story of a peasant family forced onto a thousand-mile refugee death-march; the story of Lao She – the influential Chinese novelist – who leaves his family in a war-zone to assist with the propaganda effort in Wuhan; the hellish battlefields of the Sino-Japanese war; the incipient global conflict seen through a host of colourful characters – from Chiang Kai-Shek, China's nationalist leader, to Peter Fleming, British journalist based in Wuhan and a prototype for his younger brother Ian Fleming's James Bond.</p>

ISBN
9781800249882
Imprint
Head of Zeus
Category
Fiction
Published
Pages
608
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<p>A multi-stranded historical epic set in China in 1937, when Wuhan stood alone against a whirlwind of war and violence.</p>

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GB
Illustrations
1 map
Editions
ISBN
9781800249851
Format
eBook
Title
Wuhan
ISBN
9781800249875
Format
Hardback
Title
Wuhan
ISBN
9781800249882
Format
Trade Paperback
Title
Wuhan
Prices
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BIC Code
FV
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Export Only
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An epic historical novel set in a period little known in the West – the Second Sino-Japanese War of the 1930s and 40s.

MARKET: <i>The Narrow Road to the Deep North</i>; <i>How We Disappeared</i>; <i>Do Not Say We Have Nothing</i>; <i>Pachinko</i>; <i>The Mountains Sing</i>.

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145
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Measure Y
228
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