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An edition of The Jacquinot Safe Zone (2008)

The Jacquinot Safe Zone

Wartime Refugees in Shanghai

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This edition was published in by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif.

Written in English

206 pages

When Japanese forces attacked Shanghai in 1937, a French Jesuit, Father Robert Jacquinot de Besange, S.J., heroically stood up for human life. Father Jacquinot, who spent twenty-seven years in China, was determined to provide safety and refuge to victims of modern warfare. Through relentless negotiations and deft diplomacy, Father Jacquinot convinced Japanese and Chinese military leaders to allow for the establishment of a safe zone in the midst of the ongoing war. Father Jacquinot's example was subsequently copied in other Chinese cities and saved the lives of more than half a million Chinese civilians over the course of the brutal Sino-Japanese war. The Jacquinot Zone is mentioned by name in both the Protocols and Commentaries to the Geneva Convention of 1949.

This book explores the leadership qualities and personality of Father Jacquinot and what prompted him to take such a surprisingly bold stance in coming to the aid of war refugees and civilians. The book delves into the special circumstances that contributed to this unique and fascinating historical episode. Father Jacquinot's work in creating a safe zone for refugees fleeing wartime chaos is singular in history and provides an important example for the protection and support of refugees today.

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The Jacquinot Safe Zone: Wartime Refugees in Shanghai
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The Jacquinot Safe Zone

Wartime Refugees in Shanghai

This edition was published in by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif.


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When Japanese forces attacked Shanghai in 1937, a French Jesuit, Father Robert Jacquinot de Besange, S.J., heroically stood up for human life. Father Jacquinot, who spent twenty-seven years in China, was determined to provide safety and refuge to victims of modern warfare. Through relentless negotiations and deft diplomacy, Father Jacquinot convinced Japanese and Chinese military leaders to allow for the establishment of a safe zone in the midst of the ongoing war. Father Jacquinot's example was subsequently copied in other Chinese cities and saved the lives of more than half a million Chinese civilians over the course of the brutal Sino-Japanese war. The Jacquinot Zone is mentioned by name in both the Protocols and Commentaries to the Geneva Convention of 1949.

This book explores the leadership qualities and personality of Father Jacquinot and what prompted him to take such a surprisingly bold stance in coming to the aid of war refugees and civilians. The book delves into the special circumstances that contributed to this unique and fascinating historical episode. Father Jacquinot's work in creating a safe zone for refugees fleeing wartime chaos is singular in history and provides an important example for the protection and support of refugees today.

Table of Contents

The early years
Arrival in China
Shanghai in torment
The Jacquinot Zone
The Jacquinot Zone copied
Raising funds abroad
Life in the Jacquinot Zone
Final years and legacy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-199) and index.

Other Titles
Wartime refugees in Shanghai

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.53086/9140951132
Library of Congress
DS777.533.R45 R57 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 206 p. :
Number of pages
206

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18510020M
ISBN 13
9780804757935
LC Control Number
2007031058
Library Thing
5505599
Goodreads
3117258

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