Nanjing Massacre

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A six-week period after Japan’s capture of Nanjing—former capital of the Republic of China—in 1937, during which hundreds of thousands of civilians were murdered and 20,000–80,000 women were raped by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army
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The Republican period lays claim to some of the most turbulent events in China, including the Sino-Japanese War and the transition to communist rule, and most notoriously the Rape of Nanjing, aptly compared to genocides such as the Holocaust and the Dirty War.
13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education and Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall have embarked on a historic effort to preserve the testimonies of the last survivors of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanjing.
The following four chapters are more focused, considering the Tanaka Memorial, Manzhouguo (Manchukuo), the Rape of Nanjing, and the collaborationist regime of Wang Jingwei.
Numerous films, novels, historical books, and newspaper articles about the Rape of Nanjing have been produced in China, especially in the 1990s after the patriotic education campaign began.
LITERARY - Ha Jin fictionalizes aspects of the Rape of Nanjing from the perspective of the inhabitants of the Jinling Women's College.
CHINESE-MADE Flowers of War portrays the 1937 Nanjing Massacre - also known as the Rape of Nanjing - in which Japanese troops slaughtered tens of thousands of Chinese civilians.
Finally, greater inclusion of the events that brought this capital building experiment to a close, the Japanese invasion and the Rape of Nanjing would be helpful.
Before and during World War II, Japan had occupied much of China and slaughtered many thousands of Chinese in a massacre that became known as the Rape of Nanjing.
From the bloodshed of the Western Front to the massacres of the Armenians, from Stalin's camps to the rape of Nanjing, from the butchery of Bosnia to the slow motion genocide of Darfur, men and women of all creeds and colours exhibited a staggering appetite for death and destruction.
It is impossible to call the Rape of Nanjing an act of Japanese self-defense.
The book 'Japanese History in Depth' from publisher Yamakawa Shuppansha Ltd contained an estimate of the number of Chinese people killed during the Rape of Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops in 1937.