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Iris Chang (1968–2004)

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Iris Chang was born in China, but emigrated to the United States with her parents while she was still a child. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where her parents were professors, and received a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is a freelance writer vis mere who regularly works with The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and the Associated Press Chang's books include Thread of the Silkworm and The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. The Rape of Nanking, in particular, involved extensive research both in the United States and abroad. It recounts the Japanese rape and slaughter of the captive population of Nanking, China, in December, 1937 and the early part of 1938. Through the book and her lectures on the subject, Chang has been instrumental in helping the world remember the atrocities of Nanking. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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A gut-wrenching read but a necessary history to not be forgotten.
 
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everettroberts | 77 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |
Incredible book but even better story about the author and the book itself. It's hard to believe when people think of war crimes in ww2 everyone assumes it's Germany and the concentration camps you're talking about but the Japanese War Crimes were just as, if not more, sadistic than the Nazis. It's hard to imagine this being such recent history. The author of this book actually becomes a part of the story because she committed suicide about 7 years after finishing this book. She was working on another book about another Japanese war crime, the Battan Death March. She started deteriorating fairly quickly and killed herself. Her husband writes an epilogue to finish the book and it's really interesting and so tragic. I also didn't know the lengths Japan was currently going to try and whitewash this part of history and just like they are Holocaust deniers, they are also many people who say the Rape of Nanking didn't happen, or didn't happen to the extent that it did. I hope this book serves the purpose of opening peoples eyes to the brutal truth that the Japanese military did to Chinese soldiers and civilians. 5 stars for sure. The author has an autobiography written about her and I'm interested in reading that too.… (mere)
 
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booksonbooksonbooks | 77 andre anmeldelser | Jul 24, 2023 |
Incredible book but even better story about the author and the book itself. It's hard to believe when people think of war crimes in ww2 everyone assumes it's Germany and the concentration camps you're talking about but the Japanese War Crimes were just as, if not more, sadistic than the Nazis. It's hard to imagine this being such recent history. The author of this book actually becomes a part of the story because she committed suicide about 7 years after finishing this book. She was working on another book about another Japanese war crime, the Battan Death March. She started deteriorating fairly quickly and killed herself. Her husband writes an epilogue to finish the book and it's really interesting and so tragic. I also didn't know the lengths Japan was currently going to try and whitewash this part of history and just like they are Holocaust deniers, they are also many people who say the Rape of Nanking didn't happen, or didn't happen to the extent that it did. I hope this book serves the purpose of opening peoples eyes to the brutal truth that the Japanese military did to Chinese soldiers and civilians. 5 stars for sure. The author has an autobiography written about her and I'm interested in reading that too.… (mere)
 
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booksonbooksonbooks | 77 andre anmeldelser | Jul 24, 2023 |
I had no idea. This is not a book for the faint-hearted, as it is quite graphic, but not gratuitously so. Iris Chang describes the atrocities of the Rape with the kind of language to provoke heartbreak, revulsion, rage, shock...

I did know beforehand about an event in history called the Rape of Nanking, and I had heard about the Comfort Women of WWII, however, as many can relate, I was given a sanitized version of the history. In many ways I feel like I've been robbed, or made to swallow what "history" my government has deemed proper to teach to its people. Hopefully someday, nations/religions can stop trying to hide their shame, learn to embrace it and prevent it from happening again.

I very much enjoyed Anna Fields narration of the book, and I may purchase a physical copy to see if there is a reference section with which I can learn more.
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