This investigation will explore the question: Is it justified to say that the Marco Polo Bridge Incident was responsible for the start of the Second Sino Japanese war? The years 1931-1937 will be the focus of this investigation to allow for the analysis of the events from the Mukden Incident to the Marco Polo Bridge Incident.
The first source is an article written by Yoshizawa Tatsuhiko. The origin of the article is December of 2007. 2007 was the 76th anniversary of the Japanese Imperial Army invading the Chinese city of Shenyang. The author wrote this article while visiting China to investigate the Chinese perception of the Japanese invasion and the impact of the Lytton Report on China. It is important to note that the Lytton Report was extremely…show more content… Additionally, because the author interviews survivors, who may have forgotten details or mixed up facts, and historians, who were not present during the incident, the article is not the only discussion of the impacts of the Lytton Report and Manchurian incident. Because the author is traveling to China 76 years after the event, the article is limited in that it is only a historical discussion of the events, rather than a primary source. Because the article is intended to identify Chinese life under Japanese rule, the article is limited in that it only investigates the life of Chinese people in one city, therefore excluding the opinions Koreans and other Chinese citizens under Japanese…show more content… The audience is the general public who are interested in the League’s affairs. The author intends to objectively explain Japan’s departure from the League of Nations.
This article contains information about Japan’s sudden departure from the League of Nations. The article quotes Japanese diplomat and Minister of Foreign Affairs Matsuoka to explain the government’s reason for leaving the League of Nations.
This document reveals the Japanese government’s reasoning for leaving the League of Nations. A historian could use this article to explain Japan’s reasoning behind leaving the League of Nations. Because the document is a primary source, it is valuable for examining Japan’s departure from the League of Nations. Because the purpose of the article is to objectively identify Japan’s reasons for leaving the League of Nations, the article is valuable as a resource evaluating the international response to the Manchurian Incident, thereby furthering this investigation’s assessment into the impact of the Manchurian Incident on the Second Sino-Japanese