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This edition was published in by Basic Books in New York.

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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, Perseus Books Group
Electronic resource in English
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
August 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English
Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
October 28, 2004, Penguin Books Ltd
Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
November 15, 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
November 15, 2004, Blackstone Audiobooks Inc
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The rape of Nanking
The rape of Nanking: the forgotten holocaust of World War II
2004, Peguin
in English
Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
October 1999, Tandem Library
in English
Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
February 1999, Reef Audio
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking
November 1, 1998, Penguin Audio
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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
March 1998, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: The Rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
November 1, 1998, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: Rape of Nanking
Rape of Nanking: the Forgotten Holocaust of World War 2
1998, Penguin Books
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Cover of: THE RAPE OF NANKING
THE RAPE OF NANKING
1997, Penguin Books
Paperback 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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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 CHRONICLE of humankind's cruelty to fellow humans is a long and sorry tale.
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Library of Congress DS796.N2 C44 1997

The Rape of Nanking

This edition was published in by Basic Books in New York.


Edition Description

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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OL24288879M
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9780465068357
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