rape of nanking

China Says Japan Must Face History After Yasukuni Visits

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe offered his country’s “maximum support” to China following a 6.6Mw earthquake in Sichuan on Saturday that killed at least 186 people and injured over 11,000. Beijing replied...

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...

“Flowers of War”: The Reviews Are In

Hollywood star Christian Bale stars in the new Zhang Yimou movie “Flowers of War” about the Rape of Nanking during World War II, which many have seen as Zhang’s effort to secure China’s first Oscar. After...

Bale “Should Be Embarrassed” By Chen Guangcheng Visit

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters that Christian Bale, not China, should be embarrassed by his confrontation with guards outside the Shandong village of Dongshigu last week. Bale was attempting to visit legal...

Batman Star’s Visit to Chen Guangcheng Blocked

‘Batman’ star Christian Bale was involved in a scuffle and ensuing car chase during an unsuccessful attempt to visit detained activist Chen Guangcheng on Thursday. The incident was captured by the CNN crew which...

Recreating the Horrors of Nanjing

The New York Times reviews Nanjing Requiem: A Novel, the new novel by Ha Jin about the Japanese occupation of Nanjing: This is fiction, but fiction that draws heavily on the historical record and in which many of the characters...

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...

Author Iris Chang Found Dead in California

Iris Chang, author of the Rape of Nanking, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, yesterday. She was 36 years old. A full AP report is here. Chang’s work is also introduced in this site.



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