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Rana Mitter – For the good and bad moments of China

Rana Mitter, historian at the University of Oxford

Rana Mitter describes himself as just a guy who writes books about the 1940s. This is clearly British reserve. After all, the 52-year-old has been teaching about the history of modern China at Oxford University’s St. Cross College for more than twenty years now – even though Mitter received his doctorate from Cambridge University. He has since written several books and keeps coming back to the 1940s and China’s role after World War II. “The late 1940s is one of the least studied periods in Chinese history,” Mitter says.

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