The six weeks of carnage began in December of 1937 when the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China’s capital city of Nanking and murdered 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. Therefore, the ter...
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...ese government, and the fear instilled in some survivors, this event has been made to essentially disappear. It is through the descriptions of Chang, that the reader is fully able to visualize the pain, terror, and suffering experienced in this time period. Overall, the depiction of this book portrays a story so horrifying, detailed, and brilliant, that it makes it essentially impossible for the reader to ever forget.
Chang, Iris. The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. New York: Basic Books, 1997. Print.
Fogel, Joshua A. Rev. of The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, Iris Chang. The Association for Asian Studies 57.3 (1998): 818-820. Print.
Zagoria, Donald. “Asia and the Pacific.” Rev. of The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, Iris Chang. Foreign Affairs 77.2 (1998): 163. Print.
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