Sino-Japanese Wars

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    The conflict between China and Japan have started far before the second World War. You could say the roots of the conflict lie in Kublai Khan's failed invasion of Japan in the 13th century. That attempt left Japan with a mistrust of mainland asians. China and Japan also fought over Korea in the 16th century, in which the Chinese repelled the Japanese samaurai. The actual first Sino-Japanese war started in 1894, also fought over Korea. This was won by Japan. Japan would occupy Manchuria in 1931, and the second Sino-Japanese war, the one we are most familiar with, started in 1939.
     
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    It wasn't because of mainland distrust.
    japan needed raw materials and workers to supply it's
    new industry, but it had none, so it invaded china to get some.
    so you can blame the westerners that started japans modernization...
    they would pay for it during the war.
     
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    i've heard somewhere that the japanese are originally chinese... it said that after the Qin emperor ruled the whole china, he wanted to find medicines that would make them un-dieable, so he sent 100 little boys and 100 little girls to find such medicine, but those kids eventually got to japan (the island) and established a civilization there. don't know if it's true tho, just heard it off some tv shows in china.
     
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    That is what I've heard and read too. However, from what I understand, there already were people living on Japan. The Qin explorers introduced the orginal Japanese to Chinese culture and rice-cultivation techniques (originally the Japanese were fisherfolk) and intermarried with the local population.
     
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    In China, there is a legend. During what dynasty dunno.

    The emperor of China sent 1000 men and women to the deserted island which is now called Japan. And the 2000 Chinese men and women settled there to claim new lands for China and the emperor. But eventually, the 2 lands (China and the island now called Japan) lost contact. Therefore, people in the island that is now called Japan claim to be a country.

    - Its only a legend, maybe its real or maybe its false.
     
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    There have been excavations to show that humans have lived in Japan since 35,000 BC, and there have been civilization in Japan since 10,000 BC.
     
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    why would the chinese make a legend like that!!! that wouuld be saying their related to the japs!!
     
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    Dunno.
     
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    You don't just decide to make a legend one day. Its not like some Chinese guy was sitting around and said, "I have a new legend! The Japanese were originally Chinese explorers!" Legends are passed down for countless generations, and most likely that legend evolved during a time in which China and Japan weren't mortal enemies.
     
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    and then there is the Korean exile theory.
     
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