Re­searcher warns against dis­torted his­tor­i­cal dra­mas

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS -

A Chi­nese his­to­rian has said TV se­ries aired in re­cent years that ex­ag­ger­ate or tam­per with sto­ries re­lated to the War of Re­sis­tance Against Ja­panese Ag­gres­sion (1931-45) for en­ter­tain­ment pur­poses have in­curred wide­spread con­dem­na­tion from the public.

Sun Lip­ing from the Party His­tory Re­search Of­fice of the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee said the vul­gar and fal­si­fied plots of such TV dra­mas are at odds with his­tory.

The Chi­nese peo­ple and sol­diers en­dured great phys­i­cal suf­fer­ing and made huge sac­ri­fices dur­ing the 14-year war, with the loss of more than 35 mil­lion lives, while the Ja­panese in­vaders com­mit­ted un­told crimes against hu­man­ity, mak­ing the pe­riod one of the dark­est in his­tory, Sun said.

“China’s vic­tory in the war came at the ex­pense of an ex­tremely hard and bit­ter fight against the Ja­panese in­va­sion,” Sun said.

“Any at­tempt to dis­tort, tam­per with or even fal­sify this his­tory deeply of­fends Chi­nese peo­ple, paci­fists all over the world, and those who helped China dur­ing this war,” she said.

“Telling t he truth will ben­e­fit Chi­nese peo­ple and Chi­nese cul­ture,” she added.

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