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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,...

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...

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 CCTV.com: 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, […]

Video: There Is No Address in Heaven (天堂地址不详) – Tudou.com

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. […]

China Commemorates Nanjing Massacre With Quiet Nod – Peter Ford

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 […]

70th Anniversary of Nanjing Massacre

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 […]

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