Moments of Conflict

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In History
  • Control of the Ryukyu Islands

    Meiji government announced the annexation of the Ryukyus. Messengers sent by the Ryukyuan king plead not to be separated from China. China refused the request to send military protection.
  • Annexation of Taiwan

    Following its defeat in the First Sino-Japanese War, China ceded the islands of Taiwan and Penghu to Japan in the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
  • Boxer Rebellion

    Boxer RebellionJapanese troops participated in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 and the Chinese were again forced to pay another huge indemnity to Japan.
  • Russo-Japanese War

    A conflict that grew out of the rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire over Manchuria and Korea. The major theatres of operations were in China. The Japanese troops beheaded and executed many Chinese civilians in Liaoning and Manchuria after capturing cities.
  • Twenty-one Demands

    Twenty One DemandsThe Twenty-One Demands were a set of demands made by the Empire of Japan under Prime Minister Ōkuma Shigenobu sent to the nominal government of the Republic of China on January 18, 1915, resulting in two treaties with Japan on May 25, 1915.
  • Mukden Incident

    Mukden IncidentThe Mukden Incident, also known as the Manchurian Incident, was a staged event that was engineered by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for invading the northern part of China known as Manchuria in 1931.
  • Marco Polo Bridge Incident

    The start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Battle of Shanghai

    The Battle of Shanghai was the first of the twenty-two major engagements fought between the National Revolutionary Army of the Republic of China and the Imperial Japanese Army of the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It was one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the entire war.
  • Nanjing Massacre

    The Nanking Massacre was a mass murder and war rape that occurred during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanjing, the former capital of the Republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During this period, hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered and 20,000–80,000 women were raped by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army.
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    First Sino-Japanese War

    First Sino-Japanese WarThe First Sino-Japanese War was fought between the Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by Japanese army and naval forces and the loss of the Chinese port of Weihaiwei, the Qing leadership sued for peace in February 1895.
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    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Second Sino-Japanese WarThe war was the result of a decades-long Japanese imperialist policy aiming to dominate China politically and militarily and to secure its vast raw material reserves and other economic resources, particularly food and labour.
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    17 April to 11 December 1944, Operation Ichi-Go

    Operation Ichi-Go A Japanese military campaign consisting of 3 main separate battles in the Chinese provinces of Henan, Hunan and Guangxi.
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    9 to 20 August 1945, Soviet invasion of Manchuria

    Soviet Invasion of Manchuria The Soviet invasion of Manchuria, although not directly, also contributed to the surrender of the Japanese. The strong assault on Manchuria by the Soviets, weakened the Japanese considerbly, with the rapid defeat of its Kwantung Army.
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    Senkaku Islands Dispute

    The Senkaku Islands are a group of disputed uninhabited islands in the East China Sea. Japan controlled these islands from 1895 until her surrender at the end of World War II. The United States administered them as part of the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands from 1945 until 1972, when the islands reverted to Japanese control. Since 1971, they have been actively claimed by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).