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The rape of Nanking

the forgotten holocaust of World War II

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This edition published in by Penguin Books in New York.

Written in English

290 pages

China has endured much hardship in its history, as Iris Chang shows in her ably researched The Rape of Nanking, a book that recounts the horrible events in that eastern Chinese city under Japanese occupation in the late 1930s. Nanking, she writes, served as a kind of laboratory in which Japanese soldiers were taught to slaughter unarmed, unresisting civilians, as they would later do throughout Asia. Likening their victims to insects and animals, the Japanese commanders orchestrated a campaign in which several hundred thousand--no one is sure just how many--Chinese soldiers and noncombatants alike were killed. Chang turns up an unlikely hero in German businessman John Rabe, a devoted member of the Nazi party who importuned Adolf Hitler to intervene and stop the slaughter, and who personally saved the lives of countless residents of Nanking. She also suggests that the Japanese government pay reparations and apologize for its army's horrific acts of 60 years ago.

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The Rape of Nanking
2009, Perseus Books Group
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August 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 28, 2004, Penguin Books Ltd
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The Rape of Nanking
November 15, 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks Inc
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The Rape of Nanking
November 15, 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The Rape of Nanking
February 1999, Reef Audio
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Rape of Nanking
March 1998, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
November 1, 1998, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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The Rape of Nanking
November 1, 1998, Penguin Audio
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THE RAPE OF NANKING
1997, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
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Bei yi wang de da tu sha: 1937 Nanjing hao jie
1997, Tian xia wen hua chu ban gu feng you xian gong si
in Chinese - Di 1 ban.
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China has endured much hardship in its history, as Iris Chang shows in her ably researched The Rape of Nanking, a book that recounts the horrible events in that eastern Chinese city under Japanese occupation in the late 1930s. Nanking, she writes, served as a kind of laboratory in which Japanese soldiers were taught to slaughter unarmed, unresisting civilians, as they would later do throughout Asia. Likening their victims to insects and animals, the Japanese commanders orchestrated a campaign in which several hundred thousand--no one is sure just how many--Chinese soldiers and noncombatants alike were killed. Chang turns up an unlikely hero in German businessman John Rabe, a devoted member of the Nazi party who importuned Adolf Hitler to intervene and stop the slaughter, and who personally saved the lives of countless residents of Nanking. She also suggests that the Japanese government pay reparations and apologize for its army's horrific acts of 60 years ago.

Excerpts

THE CHRONICLE of humankind's cruelty to fellow humans is a long and sorry tale.
added anonymously.

Classifications

Library of Congress DS796.N2 C44 1997

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
951.042

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 290 p. :
Number of pages
290

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18312449M
Internet Archive
rapeofnanking00iris
ISBN 10
0140277447
LC Control Number
97024137
OCLC/WorldCat
41598881
Library Thing
37504
Goodreads
95784

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