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Sunset in the East: A Memoir of North China, 1945-1947

Sunset in the East: A Memoir of North China, 1945-1947 REMINISCENCES Sunset in the East: A Memoir of N o r t h China, 1945-1947 H e n r y A p l i n g t o n II, C o l o n e l U S M C (Ret.) Warner, New Hampshire Editor's Preface This memoir of a Marine's tour of d u t y in N o r t h China at the end of World War II is a fine example of w h a t Ernest R. May has described as the ability of a person to perceive "time as a stream," that is, to place experience in a c o n t i n u u m of past, present, a n d future. In fact, Henry Aplington II saw himself at the juncture of four different kinds of time: unchanging traditional China, the Sino-Japanese War w i n d i n g down, the passing of Western imperialism in China, a n d the arriving Com- munist revolution. His u n p u b l i s h e d memoir, written in the mid-1980s for family, friends, a n d the Marine corps historical archives, presents in vivid detail http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American-East Asian Relations Brill

Sunset in the East: A Memoir of North China, 1945-1947

Journal of American-East Asian Relations , Volume 3 (2): 155 – Jan 1, 1994

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Brill
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© 1994 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1058-3947
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1876-5610
DOI
10.1163/187656194X00030
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REMINISCENCES Sunset in the East: A Memoir of N o r t h China, 1945-1947 H e n r y A p l i n g t o n II, C o l o n e l U S M C (Ret.) Warner, New Hampshire Editor's Preface This memoir of a Marine's tour of d u t y in N o r t h China at the end of World War II is a fine example of w h a t Ernest R. May has described as the ability of a person to perceive "time as a stream," that is, to place experience in a c o n t i n u u m of past, present, a n d future. In fact, Henry Aplington II saw himself at the juncture of four different kinds of time: unchanging traditional China, the Sino-Japanese War w i n d i n g down, the passing of Western imperialism in China, a n d the arriving Com- munist revolution. His u n p u b l i s h e d memoir, written in the mid-1980s for family, friends, a n d the Marine corps historical archives, presents in vivid detail

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Published: Jan 1, 1994

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