The Rape of Nanking
An edition of The Rape of Nanking (1997)

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An edition of The Rape of Nanking (1997)

The Rape of Nanking

  • 4.00 ·
  • 6 Ratings
  • 75 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading
  • 10 Have read
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Basic Books
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English

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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.

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Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
2009, Basic Books
E-book in English
Cover of: The rape of Nanking
The rape of Nanking: the forgotten holocaust of World War II
1998, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: The rape of Nanking
The rape of Nanking: the forgotten holocaust of World War II
1997, BasicBooks
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Bei yi wang de da tu sha
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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OL24288879M
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THE CHRONICLE of humankind's cruelty to fellow humans is a long and sorry tale.
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