Nanjing Massacre

Nationalists “Pinkfished” Into Calling Mao Zedong a Traitor

One of the subtler ways Chinese internet users voice their displeasure with the status quo is through “pinkfishing” (粉红钓鱼, fěnhóng diàoyú), tricking nationalist “little pinks” into criticizing Party leaders—generally by quoting...

Diaoyu Island Dispute, Now For iPad!

Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 promises a raft of new features for Chinese users, including expanded Chinese language support and integration with services such as Baidu search, Sina Weibo, Youku and Tudou. In addition,...

Siri Learns Chinese

Siri, the iPhone voice recognition assistant, has just learned Chinese. Siri can wake you up, give...

Nanjing Massacre Becomes a Political Football

As reactions to Nagoya mayor Kawamura Takashi’s denial of the Nanjing Massacre rumble on, Adam Minter examines an emerging discussion about ‘ownership’ of China’s history: … [T]he Chinese officially claim...

Ran Yunfei: “I’m Just My Own Running Dog.”

In an interview with The New York Review of Books, blogger and classicist Ran Yunfei discusses a broad range of issues: the unruliness of his native Sichuan, his detention last year, self-immolation, religion, education, the...

Pizza Chain Apologises for ‘French Concession’ Address

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...

Nagoya Mayor’s Nanjing Massacre Denial Sparks Uproar

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...

A Tale of Nanjing Atrocities That Spares No Brutal Detail

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...

Nanjing by the Numbers

In Foreign Policy, Kate Merkel-Hess and Jeffrey Wasserstrom write about a new joint report from the governments of China and Japan about the Nanjing Massacre and point out that despite remaining points of contention, a new...

Film on Nanjing Massacre a Big Hit in China

The Wall Street Journal’s China Journal blog has translated some netizens’ reactions to the new film “Nanking! Nanking!”: The film has provoked intense reactions from the audience, and China’s Internet...

Video: Nanking!Nanking!(南京!南京!)

Lu Chuan’s new movie “Nanking Nanking” has been showing in theaters in China now, after four years of hard making, via With its bleached imagery in black and white, the movie Nanking Nanking takes on...

China Torch Relay: Nanjing

Written by Rana Mitter, lecturer in the history and politics of modern China at Oxford University, from BBC News: For foreigners, Nanjing is not yet one of the major tourist destinations of China. Its attractions are not as...

Showcasing the Pain of Nanjing – Mark Magnier

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, […]



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