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The rape of Nanking : the forgotten holocaust of World War II

Author: Iris Chang
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1997.
Series: History (Booknotes)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Details the massacre that took place in December 1937 when the Japanese army overthrew the ancient city of Nanking, China, and raped, tortured, and murdered over 300,000 civilians; examining the atrocity from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers, the Chinese civilians, and the Europeans and Americans who created a safety zone for survivors.
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chang, Iris.
Rape of Nanking.
New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1997
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iris Chang
ISBN: 0465068359 9780465068357 0141007885 9780141007885 9780465068364 0465068367 0965604926 9780965604925 0140277447 9780140277449
OCLC Number: 37281852
Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The path to Nanking --
Six weeks of terror --
The fall of Nanking --
Six weeks of horror --
The Nanking safety zone --
What the world knew --
The occupation of Nanking --
Judgement day --
The fate of the survivors --
The forgotten Holocaust: a second rape.
Series Title: History (Booknotes)
Responsibility: Iris Chang.
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"In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking  Read more...
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Chicago Tribune "A powerful new work of history and moral inquiry. Chang takes great care to establish an accurate accounting of the dimensions of the violence." Nien Cheng, author of Life and Death Read more...

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