The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 27, 2012
British chain Pizza Express has apologised for advertising the location of a Shanghai branch as “in the French Concession” (法租界 Fǎ Zūjiè), the French-governed enclave which occupied the city’s Xuhui and Luwan...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 23, 2012
Mayor Kawamura Takashi’s denial of the infamous 1937 massacre has triggered the suspension of sister-city relations between Nagoya and Nanjing and a furious backlash among the Chinese public and media. The mayor remains...
by Sophie Beach | May 12, 2011
The New York Times reviews “City of Life and Death”, a new movie by Lu Chuan which presents a fictionalized telling of the Nanjing Massacre: History weighs hard and steady on “City of Life and Death” without...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 2, 2009
From Japan Focus, translated by John Junkerman: In the course of a forty-five year career, Honda Katsuichi has established himself as one of Japan’s, and the world’s, premier investigative journalists and authors. Hailing from a...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 23, 2007
The Los Angeles Times profiles the museum honoring victims of the Nanking Massacre, which has been renovated in time for the 70th anniversary: With growing wealth and power comes a push to better showcase its pain and, by extension, to lay a stronger claim to history. The refurbished museum is leaps ahead of its predecessor, […]
by Liu Yong | Dec 14, 2007
Before the 70th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre , a group of university students born in Nanjing produced a documentary to memorialize this part of history. Their shooting angles are unsophisticated, but they sincerely express their love for Nanjing city. The so-called “Me generation” believes they have a responsiblity toward Nanjing and China’s bright future. […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 13, 2007
From The Christian Science Monitor: Seventy years after Japanese troops killed tens of thousands – probably hundreds of thousands – of Chinese civilians and prisoners of war in a six-week orgy of violence here, Thursday’s commemoration of their deaths illustrated how deeply woven the massacre still is into the fabric of Sino-Japanese relations. Anxious to […]
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 12, 2007
From BBC News: Shortly after capturing Nanjing in December 1937, the Japanese army gathered together 1,300 Chinese soldiers and civilians at the city’s Taiping Gate. They then killed them. They blew them up with landmines then doused them with petrol before setting them alight, finally using bayonets to finish off anyone still left alive. This […]