The Letters Home: Our Ancestors’ Memories of the Anti-Japan War


Museum of the War of People’s Resistance against Japanese Aggression


Chinese Literature



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China Renmin University Press






He Yaomin



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The narrative andinteresting book records over 30 letters home of our ancestors such as ZhangZizhong, Cai Bingyan, Zuo Quan, Dai Anlan, Xie Jinyuan with stories behind theletters. The book contains letters home from The Eight Route Army and The NewFourth Army as well as from KMT Army and civilians. It helps relive Chinesepeople’s resistance against the Japanese aggregators. The letters home and thestories behind them contained in the book with rich pictures and texts fly ourthought back to the Chinese armies and civilians’ long-term resistance againstthe Japanese aggregators. The letters home not only record and portray howhigh-ranking military officers shed their blood and lay down their life toprotect our homes and defend our country, but also how general soldiers showedtheir frank patriotism through their attachment to their family members, andeven how civilians conveyed their love for their family members although theylived in destitute and homelessness.

About Author

Museum of the War of People’sResistance against Japanese Aggression is the only large comprehensive themememorial hall in China in memory of Chinese people’s fighting against theJapanese invaders. It is located in where July 7<sup>th</sup> Incident or MarcoPolo Bridge Incident broke out, namely, within the Wanping city by the MarcoPolo Bridge in the southwestern part of Beijing. Built in 1987, it houses morethan 10,000 collections. It is on the list of National Demonstration Bases forPatriotism Education and the first batch of National Key Revolutionary SiteTourist Attraction. The Museum of Renmin University of China built in 2008,which is characterized by its historical relics, literature manuscripts,artistic works, university history, integrates the functions of collection,exhibition, research and education. Thanks to the academic disciplinaryadvantages of the university, it serves teaching and scientific research. Nowit consists of Exhibition of the History of Renmin University of China,Exhibition of Northern Chinese Relics, Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Documents,Exhibition of Stocks, and Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy. It regularly holdsvarious temporary exhibitions.

Publishing House

China Renmin University Press is established in 1955. She is the first college press after the Peoples' Republic of China was founded. China Renmin University Press is also one of China's most important bases for publishing college textbooks and academic words of humanities and social sciences.China Renmin University Press, taking advantage of its status of being affiliated to the Renmin University of China, has established good connections with scholars of humanities and social sciences and put up humanities and social sciences as her standard. Upholding the concept of "publishing exquisite textbooks and academic works and grooming extraordinary talents of humanities and social sciences," the Press has carried out the strategy of turning out exquisite products. It has combined her business of publishing with China's education, culture, economy and social developments. And in doing so, the Press has cultivated her own characteristics in publishing and her name has become a valuable brand. She is also one of the pioneers in the publishing industry of China's humanities and social science.China Renmin University Press plays an active role in copy-rights import and export. She has set up strategic partnership with some large-scale foreign publishing groups and world’s famous college presses. In recent years, she has been the only publisher whose royalty import and export both ranked among the top 10 publishers in China.In mid 1990s, the copyright business of CRUP began to flourish. Up till now, we have acquired approximately 2,000 translation rights and sold 300 copyrights of our own publications. In these years, we frequently communicated and cooperated with foreign publishers to become one of the prominent figures among Chinese publishers in this area.Form late 1990s, CRUP has been sending delegations to the major international book fairs every year, including the London Book Fair, the Tokyo Book Fair, the American Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair. In the annual Beijing International Book Fair, we seek opportunities to meet more old and new friends, acquire rights of new titles as well as to promote the rights of our own.Now the Press publishes 1,200 kinds of new books annually, and has become a large-size comprehensive publishing group with its business scope covering books, journals, audio and video products, electronic publications and internet services. In 2005, the total sales of the Press reached about RMB 5 million Yuan.