Among the extremely limited English language literature on the
Chinese resistance movement in the Philippines during the Japanese
occupation, this book is unique in making use of documents from the
United States National Archives, supplemented by memorials and
articles recently published in China and the Philippines. While the
reliability of these original sources is questionable, the
difficulty of interpreting these sources is dealt with openly and
effort has been made to compare contradictory accounts objectively.
Meanwhile, the characteristics of the Chinese resistance movement
are summarized in its historical social context, and the long-term
effect of the resistance movement on the Chinese community in the
Philippines is addressed.
The book thus fills an important gap in Philippine historiography
on the Second World War and in the understanding of the Philippine
Chinese community and the effect of Japanese occupation upon
The book is based on a research by YUNG LI Yuk-wai in the
Department of History, the University of Hong Kong. The author is
currently engaged in developing the history curriculum for schools
in Hong Kong.
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