Political map of East Asia & the Western Pacific on 27 Oct 1938 (Second Sino-Japanese War: Fall of Wuhan), showing the following events: Japanese occupy Amoy (Xiamen), China; Japanese take Xuzhou, China, connecting their northern and central armies; Nationalist Chinese burst Yellow River dykes at Huayuankou in attempt to halt Japanese advance; Battle of Wuhan; Battle of Lake Khasan; Occupation of the Sudetenland; Japanese occupy Canton, China.

Fall of Wuhan

Second Sino-Japanese War

East Asia 1938.1027

Fall of Wuhan

Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan-China War, Rape of Nanking (27 October 1938)

Historical Map of East Asia & the Western Pacific

Although the defeat at Tai'erzhuang was a setback, the Japanese were soon on the offensive again. By October, they had seized most of the coastline, including Canton, and marched inland to capture the new Nationalist headquarters at Wuhan. Less auspiciously for Japan, tensions with the Soviet Union had led to a border clash at Lake Khasan in July.

Main Events

Japanese occupy Amoy (Xiamen), China

Japanese take Xuzhou, China, connecting their northern and central armies

Nationalist Chinese burst Yellow River dykes at Huayuankou in attempt to halt Japanese advance

Battle of Wuhan

Japanese capture Wuhan, headquarters of Nationalist Chinese government

Battle of Lake Khasan

Border clash between Japanese troops in Manchukuo and Soviet Union

Occupation of the Sudetenland

Japanese occupy Canton, China

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