Luo Xianming’s Remembrance of the Far East War, vol. 1 is a breathtaking book: a stunningly-detailed work of historical fiction which utterly immerses the reader in U.S.-Chinese involvement in the Pacific War. It goes where no ordinary work of fiction has ever gone. Originally published in Chinese to great critical acclaim, the English edition–years in the making–is now being released for the first time. Volume 1 of this massive true story begins with Japan’s increasingly dire financial situation and militarization in the 1920s and concludes with the Fujian Incident of 1933. In this prologue to war, Luo shows how the seeds of war were sown in East Asia. Featuring a cast of dozens of characters and a sweeping yet intimate view of the Pacific conflict, Remembrance of the Far East War, vol. 1 is situated within the East Asian sphere of influence and provides a perspective not generally explored my most English-language books of the period. A must-read for history buffs and those interested in wartime history and historical fiction, this book provides hours of fascinating reader involvement and sheds much needed light on some of the most turbulent years of the last century with profound lessons for today.