The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

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The Rape of Nanking Read Online Free - In December 1937, the Japanese army invaded the ancient city of Nanking, systematically raping, torturing, and murdering more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. This book tells the story from three perspectives: of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved many.

Title : The Rape of Nanking
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ISBN : 0140277447
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 290 pages


Taka rated it ★★★★☆

April 09, 2008

Gripping-- As a Japanese, it pisses me off how history turned out for the Class A war criminals who never got reprimanded or punished after the war, and it pisses me off all the more for the government's steady and FUCKED-UP denial of its past war crimes. Both the ultranationalists and those conse...

Amalia rated it ★★★★★

February 17, 2018

* Any comments regarding politics will be dealt with. Flagged, blocked, accompanied by one of my endlessly innovative insults. Take your political opinions elsewhere, the few of you who think this is bloody Facebook. I'm not interested. ”Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would...

Ed rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2008

Iris Chang committed suicide. I can't help wondering if doing the research for this book didn't create or deepen her depression. She was an obviously passionate person and turning that passion loose on uncovering what really happened in Nanking in December 1937 must have shook her deeply. Just rea...

Aubrey rated it ★★★★☆

December 30, 2015

Is #JeSuisCharlie still trending on Twitter? Or, rather, is it still fashionable to bleat and moan about "freedom of speech" without mention of the First Amendment Zones in Ferguson, the labeling of protesters as looters and militants by mass media, this particular gem of a post, and so many othe...

Will rated it ★★★★★

October 18, 2014

I read this book in 1999 and was surprised to find that it was not on my GR list. I was not writing detailed reviews at the time so my single paragraph will have to suffice, but I did take down a few significant passages from the book, and pasted those at the bottom. This book tells of the Japanes...

Sidharth rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2017

Okay, I waited for the holiday season to be over before I put this review. The review contains information of gruesome violence and depressing images. If you want to stay in good mood, don't read it. I don't think it will change anything. (view spoiler)[ “The Japanese, I learned, sliced babies not just in half bu... (hide spoiler)]

Chrissie rated it ★★★★★

August 04, 2014

ETA: There is much more in this book than the simple listing of atrocities committed. How came it to be that the Japanese soldiers lost all natural sense of right and wrong? Why did the world look away? Why has punishment never been allotted? What can be done to prevent this from happening again?...

Michael rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2015

This is a well-presented account of the systematic slaughter of Chinese civilians and prisoners by Japanese soldiers in 1937 and a thoughtful journalistic probing of its causes and reasons for its minimalization in the broad cultural mindset. It is painful to pursue such dark chapters in human hi...

Jokoloyo rated it ★★★★★

February 11, 2017

Rape of Nanking is mainly discussing TWO injustice set of actions by Japanese officials to Nanking population (including some foreigners. This book discuss some Westerners that saved many lives, and of course regarding Nanking massacre it is unavoidable to mention International Committee for the...

Becky rated it ★★★★★

November 12, 2015

I am by no means an expert on WWII or history in general. I find it interesting and fascinating, and am interested in WWII stories more than many other eras, simply because it was just such an active point in our (relatively) recent history, and there was just so much horrific shit going on. But...

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