In response to Dr. Simon Shen's question about the negative effect Wang Jingwei's peace negotiations might have had on China's war efforts against the Japanese, Professor Hsu Yuming emphasizes the qualify of life in the occupied territories.
Both the Kuomintang and the Communist Party used to advocate for a revolutionary historical perspective, which strictly distinguished between friend and foe. Who is the enemy? If you betray me, then you are the enemy, and there is no further discussion. However, we have never discussed the fact that rationality also exists in nationalism. Wang Jingwei supported the New Order in East Asia and believed that war should not be waged, but that does not mean he did not have nationalism. In other words, we need to consider how people in the occupied areas view the Wang regime and Wang Jingwei.Professor Hsu Yuming
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