The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War IIPaperback PublicAffairs
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- Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 25mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0465068367
- ISBN 13: 9780465068364
- Edition statement: First Trade Paper Edition
- Illustrations note: 40pp b/w photos
- Sales rank: 19,089
In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered--a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written the definitive history of this horrifying episode.
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Iris Chang graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and worked briefly as a reporter before winning a graduate fellowship to the writing seminars program at the Johns Hopkins University. She received numerous honors including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Peace and International Cooperation Award, the Woman of the Year Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans, and honorary doctorates from the College of Wooster and California State University at Hayward. Her work appeared in many publications, including Newsweek, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She died in 2004.