Editor's Note


The State Archives Administration has published a video series on the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression to depict historical events and honor the Chinese fighting spirit.
The July 7 Incident marked the beginning of China's eight-year War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression when Lugou Bridge, known as Marco Polo Bridge to Western people and a crucial access point to Beijing, was attacked by Japanese troops.
The incident led directly to Japan's full-scale invasion, with Beiping (former name of Beijing), Tianjin and other northern cities being occupied at the end of July 1937. After the incident, the Communist Party of China called on the people to fight the Japanese, which was echoed by Chiang Kai-shek, the Kuomintang leader.
China will hold national memorial activities on Sept. 3 each year to mark "Victory Day," the day after the Japanese government officially surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945. In February this year, the day was designated through legislative procedures as the Victory Day of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.


Part 1:July 7 Incident

Part 2:The Battle of Songhu

Part 3:The Battle of Pingxingguan

Part 4:Yanmen Pass Ambush

Part 5:Yangmingbao Battle

Part 6:Xinkou Battle

Part 7:Guangyang Ambush

Part 8: The Battle of Nanjing

Part 9: Sabotage operations in Northwest Shanxi

Part 10: Shentouling Battle

Part 11: The Xiangtangpu Ambush Battle

Part 12: Taierzhuang Great Victory

Part 13: Counterattack on the siege by nine routes of enemy troops in Southeast Shanxi

Part 14: The Battle of Wuhan

Part 15: The Victory of Wanjialing

Part 16: Chinese army’s attack against siege in Shanxi-Chahaer-Hebei Border Region in fall of 1938

Part 17:The Battle of Sui-Zao

Part 18:The First Battle of Changsha

Part 19: The Victory of Kunlun Pass

Part 20: Battles against the Japanese "mopping-up" campaign in the Beiyue District in winter

Part 21: Battle of Zaoyang–Yichang

Part 22: Hundred Regiments Battle

Part 23: Battle against Japanese army's mopping-up operations in 1941

Part 24: Chinese expeditionary force in Myanmar

Part 25: The Battle against “mopping-up” in Taihang and Taiyue anti-Japanese bases in summer

Part 26: Chinese Expeditionary Forces’ counterattack in northern Myanmar and western Yunnan

Part 27: The Battle of Changde

Part 28: The Battle of Cheqiao

Part 29: The Battle of Hengyang

Part 30: The Battle of Xiangxi

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