The Rape Of Nanking

The Rape Of Nanking
Author: Iris Chang
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780465028252
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Release: 2014-03-11
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal -- and forgotten -- massacres, when the Japanese army destroyed China's capital city on the eve of World War II In December 1937, one of the most horrific atrocities in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (what was then the capital of China), and within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered. In this seminal work, Iris Chang, whose own grandparents barely escaped the massacre, tells this history from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers, that of the Chinese, and that of a group of Westerners who refused to abandon the city and created a safety zone, which saved almost 300,000 Chinese. Drawing on extensive interviews with survivors and documents brought to light for the first time, Iris Chang's classic book is the definitive history of this horrifying episode. "Chang vividly, methodically, records what happened, piecing together the abundant eyewitness reports into an undeniable tapestry of horror." - Adam Hochschild, Salon !--[if !supportAnnotations]-- !--[if !supportAnnotations]-- !--[endif]--

The Making of the Rape of Nanking

The Making of the  Rape of Nanking
Author: Takashi Yoshida
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780195180961
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Release: 2006-03-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides an analysis of the process by which the Nanjing Massacre has become an international symbol, traces evolving and conflicting interpretations, and examines how changing social and political environments have influenced the debate.

The Making of the Rape of Nanking

The Making of the  Rape of Nanking
Author: Takashi Yoshida
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780199724826
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Release: 2009-03-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army attacked and captured the Chinese capital city of Nanjing, planting the rising-sun flag atop the city's outer walls. What occurred in the ensuing weeks and months has been the source of a tempestuous debate ever since. It is well known that the Japanese military committed wholesale atrocities after the fall of the city, massacring large numbers of Chinese during the both the Battle of Nanjing and in its aftermath. Yet the exact details of the war crimes--how many people were killed during the battle? How many after? How many women were raped? Were prisoners executed? How unspeakable were the acts committed?--are the source of controversy among Japanese, Chinese, and American historians to this day. In The Making of the "Rape of Nanking Takashi Yoshida examines how views of the Nanjing Massacre have evolved in history writing and public memory in Japan, China, and the United States. For these nations, the question of how to treat the legacy of Nanjing--whether to deplore it, sanitize it, rationalize it, or even ignore it--has aroused passions revolving around ethics, nationality, and historical identity. Drawing on a rich analysis of Chinese, Japanese, and American history textbooks and newspapers, Yoshida traces the evolving--and often conflicting--understandings of the Nanjing Massacre, revealing how changing social and political environments have influenced the debate. Yoshida suggests that, from the 1970s on, the dispute over Nanjing has become more lively, more globalized, and immeasurably more intense, due in part to Japanese revisionist history and a renewed emphasis on patriotic education in China. While today it is easy to assume that the Nanjing Massacre has always been viewed as an emblem of Japan's wartime aggression in China, the image of the "Rape of Nanking" is a much more recent icon in public consciousness. Takashi Yoshida analyzes the process by which the Nanjing Massacre has become an international symbol, and provides a fair and respectful treatment of the politically charged and controversial debate over its history.

Documents on the Rape of Nanking

Documents on the Rape of Nanking
Author: Timothy Brook
Pages: 301
ISBN: 0472086626
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Release: 1999
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Newly revised resources for understanding the Rape of Nanking

The Good Man of Nanking

The Good Man of Nanking
Author: John Rabe
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307428684
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Good Man of Nanking is a crucial document for understanding one of World War II's most horrific incidents of genocide, one which the Japanese have steadfastly refused to acknowledge. It is also the moving and awe-inspiring record of one man's conscience, courage, and generosity in the face of appalling human brutality. Until the recent emergence of John Rabe's diaries, few people knew abouth the unassuming hero who has been called the Oskar Schindler of China. In Novemgber 1937, as Japanese troops overran the Chinese capital of Nanking and began a campaign of torture, rape, and murder against its citizens, one man-a German who had lived in China for thirty years and who was a loyal follower of Adolph Hitler-put himself at risk and in order to save the lives of 200,000 poor Chinese, 600 of whom he sheltered in his own home.

Rape of Nanking

Rape of Nanking
Author: Iris Chang
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0131509322
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Release: 2003-12-01
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking

American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking
Author: Hua-ling Hu
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0809323869
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Release: 2000-10
Editor: SIU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Japanese army’s brutal four-month occupation of the city of Nanking during the 1937 Sino-Japanese War is known, for good reason, as “the rape of Nanking.” As they slaughtered an estimated three hundred thousand people, the invading soldiers raped more than twenty thousand women—some estimates run as high as eighty thousand. Hua-ling Hu presents here the amazing untold story of the American missionary Minnie Vautrin, whose unswerving defiance of the Japanese protected ten thousand Chinese women and children and made her a legend among the Chinese people she served. Vautrin, who came to be known in China as the “Living Goddess” or the “Goddess of Mercy,” joined the Foreign Christian Missionary Society and went to China during the Chinese Nationalist Revolution in 1912. As dean of studies at Ginling College in Nanking, she devoted her life to promoting Chinese women’s education and to helping the poor. At the outbreak of the war in July 1937, Vautrin defied the American embassy’s order to evacuate the city. After the fall of Nanking in December, Japanese soldiers went on a rampage of killing, burning, looting, rape, and torture, rapidly reducing the city to a hell on earth. On the fourth day of the occupation, Minnie Vautrin wrote in her diary: “There probably is no crime that has not been committed in this city today. . . . Oh, God, control the cruel beastliness of the soldiers in Nanking.” When the Japanese soldiers ordered Vautrin to leave the campus, she replied: “This is my home. I cannot leave.” Facing down the blood-stained bayonets constantly waved in her face, Vautrin shielded the desperate Chinese who sought asylum behind the gates of the college. Vautrin exhausted herself defying the Japanese army and caring for the refugees after the siege ended in March 1938. She even helped the women locate husbands and sons who had been taken away by the Japanese soldiers. She taught destitute widows the skills required to make a meager living and provided the best education her limited sources would allow to the children in desecrated Nanking. Finally suffering a nervous breakdown in 1940, Vautrin returned to the United States for medical treatment. One year later, she ended her own life. She considered herself a failure. Hu bases her biography on Vautrin’s correspondence between 1919 and 1941 and on her diary, maintained during the entire siege, as well as on Chinese, Japanese, and American eyewitness accounts, government documents, and interviews with Vautrin’s family.

Between China and Japan

Between China and Japan
Author: Joshua A. Fogel
Pages: 658
ISBN: 9789004285309
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These essays and reviews by Joshua Fogel, written over the past 35 years, focus on the cultural and political interactions between China and Japan. The represent pioneering efforts to assess these two histories together.

American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking

American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking
Author: Hua-ling Hu,Hu Hua-ling
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0809323036
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Release: 2000-03-29
Editor: SIU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Hua-ling Hu presents here the amazing untold story of the American missionary Minnie Vautrin, whose unswerving defiance of the Japanese protected ten thousand Chinese women and children and made her a legend among the Chinese people she served."--Jacket.

The Rape of Nanking

The Rape of Nanking
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1542753376
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Release: 2017-01-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the massacre by civilians and Japanese soldiers *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "When you're talking about the Japanese military, thievery and rape just come with the territory. We stabbed them with bayonets, cut open pregnant women and took out the child. I killed five or six of them myself. I used to do some pretty brutal things." - Kodaira Yoshio, former Japanese soldier (Honda, 2015, 122). "This is the shortest day of the year, but it still contains twenty-four hours of this hell on earth." - Dr. Robert Wilson, diary entry in Nanking, December 21st, 1937 (Brook, 1999, 219). Three days of plundering traditionally befell cities taken by storm, a fate usually avoided by those surrendering before the first attacking soldier penetrated beyond the outer walls. In Europe and areas influenced by Enlightenment thinkers, this practice faded rapidly after the Napoleonic Wars. In 1937, however, as the Imperial Army of Japan invaded China, this custom returned in a horrifying new form - the Rape of Nanking or the Nanking Massacre, a bloodbath lasting more than six weeks and possibly claiming more than a quarter of a million lives. Even the Japanese participating in the Nanking Massacre provided no rationale for their actions. They made no effort to explain it as a measure to terrorize other Chinese cities into surrender, or even to extract the location of hidden valuables. Instead, the Rape appears on the page of history as a psychopathic orgy of sadism for sadism's sake. Insatiably driven by hatred and, apparently, an unabashed relish for cruelty, the Japanese soldiery abandoned any semblance of restraint. Women of every age, from small children to ancient elders, suffered innumerable rapes, in many cases dying from the mass raping alone. Those who did not die from sexual assault suffered death in other forms - shot, decapitated, or tortured to death once the soldiers found themselves sexually exhausted. Other women suffered fatal sexual torture involving the introduction of sharp foreign objects into their vagina or the placement of firecrackers or live grenades inside. At least one soldier, Kodaira Yoshio, so enjoyed torturing women to death that he returned to Japan as a serial killer, treating his Japanese victims in the same fashion as Chinese women until caught and executed. The Japanese hacked men to death, shot them, used them for live bayonet practice, drowned them, locked them in sheds and burned them, or buried them alive. Even farm animals suffered mutilation, shooting, or burning while locked in their barns. Unburied corpses lay in heaps everywhere, while the Japanese continued to harry and slaughter the survivors for week after week. A choking stench hung over the city in the summer heat. A number of foreign people on the scene attempted to save some of the Chinese from the massacre and, in some cases, succeeded. Their neutral status gave them the ability to move around Nanking without - in most cases - suffering assault or murder by the swarms of Japanese troops glutting themselves endlessly on human pain and death. They also photographed the nearly inconceivable images of bloodshed, creating a stark, permanent record of one of World War II's leading atrocities. Even Third Reich personnel in the city interceded in a sometimes futile effort to rescue victims from their tormentors. At the end of the city's long harrowing, the world knew clearly, if it did not before, that the Japanese of Tojo and Hirohito showed a very different spirit than the exquisitely genteel and chivalric men of the Russo-Japanese War of 1905. The fight against Imperial Japan represented not merely an effort to avoid being conquered, but for survival itself. The Rape of Nanking: The History and Legacy of the Notorious Massacre during the Second Sino-Japanese War chronicles one of the most infamous events of the 20th century.

The Secret Behind the Rape of Nanking

The Secret Behind the Rape of Nanking
Author: Ryuho Okawa
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1941779085
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Irh PressCo Limited
Language: en

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Thread Of The Silkworm

Thread Of The Silkworm
Author: Iris Chang
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780786725656
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Release: 2008-08-06
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and became -- to America's continuing chagrin -- the father of the Chinese missile program.

The Nanjing Atrocities

The Nanjing Atrocities
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 194045705X
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Release: 2014-08-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Rape of Nanking

The Rape of Nanking
Author: Captivating History
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1637163215
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Release: 2021-05-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Second Sino-Japanese War, then keep reading... Many people in the West look upon the Second Sino-Japanese War, which took place in the 1930s and 1940s, as a sort of sideshow to the larger Second World War, but there is no separating the two. Imagine the Pacific War, the theater of World War II that took place in the Pacific. If the Japanese were not busy fighting on another front, they would have had millions of more troops available to fight the Americans and the British. In all likelihood, World War II would have ended the same way, but it would have taken much longer and cost that many more lives. To understand the conflict between these two Asian powers, we have to travel back in time quite a ways, for the story of what is known by many as the Second Sino-Japanese War is long and rooted deep in history. In The Second Sino-Japanese War: A Captivating Guide to Military Conflict That Began between China and Japan, Including Events Such as the Japanese Invasion of Manchuria and the Nanjing Massacre, you will discover topics such as The Roots of the Conflict Japan before the War Manchuria/Manchukuo China Proper Another "Incident" The Opponents The Tragedy of Nanjing They Were Expendable The War Drags On Horrors Mostly Unknown Friends And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Second Sino-Japanese War, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Life and Death in Shanghai

Life and Death in Shanghai
Author: Cheng Nien
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780802196156
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Release: 2010-12-14
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The national-bestselling memoir of a woman’s resistance and struggles in Communist China—“an absorbing story of resourcefulness and courage” (The New York Times). A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In August 1966, a group of Red Guards ransacked the home of Nien Cheng. Her background made her an obvious target for the fanatics of the Cultural Revolution: educated in London, the widow of an official of Chiang Kai-shek’s regime, and an employee of Shell Oil. When she refused to confess that any of this made he an enemy of the state, she was placed in solitary confinement, where she would remain for more than six years. Life and Death in Shanghai recounts the story of Nien Cheng’s imprisonment—a time of extreme deprivation which she met with heroic resistance—as well as her quest for justice when she was released. It is also the story of a country torn apart by Mao Tse-tung’s vicious campaign to topple party moderates. An incisive, personal account of a terrifying chapter in twentieth-century history, Life and Death in Shanghai is also an astounding portrait of one woman’s courage.

Nanking

Nanking
Author: Masahiro Yamamoto
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0275969045
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Release: 2000
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on English, Chinese, and Japanese sources, this study challenges the prevailing view that the Rape of Nanking was a deliberate, planned effort on the part of the Japanese military and concludes that it was instead an unfortunate tragedy of conventional warfare.

The Nanjing Massacre A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan s National Shame

The Nanjing Massacre  A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan s National Shame
Author: Katsuichi Honda,Frank Gibney,Karen Sandness
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781317455660
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Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is based on four visits to China between 1971 and 1989 by Honda Katsuichi, an investigative journalist for Asahi Shimbun. His aim is to show in pitiless detail the horrors of the Japanese Army's seizure and capture of Nanjing in December 1937. Unvarnished accounts of the testimony - Chinese victims and Japanese perpetrators - to the rape and slaughter are juxtaposed with public relations announcements of the Japanese Army as printed in various Japanese newspapers of the time. The bland announcements of triumphant victories stand in bitter contrast to the atrocities that actually took place on the scene. The story unfolds with horrible detail as we watch the triumphant progress of the Japanese army whose troops were bent on rape and killing in the so-called "heat of battle." Yet by recalling the testimony of Japanese soldiers and reporters who were on the scene, as well as reproducing dispatches by Japanese Army authorities at the time, Honda makes it clear that the atrocities were part of a studied effort directed by the Japanese high command to impress the Chinese people with the power of its army and the folly of resistance to it - the estimate of 300,000 killed in these "military operations" is no exaggeratoin. Honda has worked with other Japanese journalists and scholars who have attempted to reveal the truth of the Nanjing massacre, provoked by the efforts of right-wing Japanese, including, sadly, many government officials, to whitewash the whole incident, even to the point of contending that a "massacre" never happened. This gripping account of the atrocities and cover-up joins other exposes - Chinese and now German - in keeping alive the memory of this shameful event.

The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography

The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography
Author: Joshua A. Fogel
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0520220064
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Release: 2000
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A compelling historiographic study of the Rape of Nanjing during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945, one of the worst atrocities of all times, and of the event's repercussions.

The Nanking Atrocity 1937 38

The Nanking Atrocity  1937 38
Author: Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi
Pages: 433
ISBN: 1845451805
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Release: 2007
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Events in Nanking during 1937-38 are the subject of a ferocious historiographical debate between Chinese & Japanese points of view. This volume seeks to debunk the myths promoted by scholars on both sides of the argument & present a revisionist view of the atrocity that complicates the picture.

Terror in Minnie Vautrin s Nanjing

Terror in Minnie Vautrin s Nanjing
Author: Minnie Vautrin
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9780252033322
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Release: 2008
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A daily account of enormous courage and unthinkable horror during the Nanjing Massacre