The nanking massacre aka the nanjing massacre or the rape of nanking was a period when all hell broke loose on the citizens of the chinese capital city the japanese troops carried out mass executions, raped thousands of women, plundered, and burned down houses, public property, and people on a mass scale. Nanking tells the story of the rape of nanking, one of the most tragic events in history in 1937, the invading japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of chinese in the midst of the horror, a small group of western expatriates banded together to save 250,000 -- an act of extraordinary heroism. In 1984, the nanking city literary & historical documents study group compiled testimonies: the nanking massacre (the japanese translation book shown above), which followed the verdict upholding more than 300,000 victims of the massacre at the nanking tribunal.
The historiography of the nanking massacre is the representation of the events of the nanking massacre as history, in various languages and cultural contexts, in the years since these events took place. The japanese invasion of china immediately before and during world war ii lasted from the early 1930's to 1945 during this dark period in modern asian history, the japanese war crimes military machine was motivated by an uncontrollable desire for aggression, expansion, and imperialism. The nanking massacre or nanjing massacre, also known as the rape of nanking or rape of nanjing, was an episode during the second sino-japanese war of mass murder and mass rape by japanese troops against the residents of nanjing (then spelled nanking), then capital of the republic of china.
In pictures: survivors of nanking massacre tell their stories the anniversary of the 1937 massacre remains one of the most fraught issues for the two powerful neighbours, who dispute the toll. The nanking massacre, commonly known as the rape of nanking and known in japan as the nanjing incident, refers to a six-week period following the capture of nanking, then capital of the republic of china, on december 9, 1937. The definitive new york times bestselling account of one of history's most brutal--and forgotten--massacres in december 1937, one of the most horrific massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The toll of the years on the surviving victims of war crimes, with fewer than 100 designated as nanking massacre survivors still alive, adds to the poignancy of the legacy of suffering. This is a brief history of the forgotten holocaust, the nanking massacre, or the rape of nanking, arguably one of the most tragic crimes of the second world war.
In recent years other japanese, including hora tomio, honda katsuichi, and tanaka yuki, have published significant studies of the rape of nanking the japanese historical background chang presents is clichd, simplistic, stereotyped, and often inaccurate. The rape of nanking effects and consequences in china the rape of nanking effects and consequences in china rape of nanking the rape of nanking, other wise known as the nanking massacre, is one of the greatest (or worst) war crimes in history. Remembering china's forgotten holocaust: the nanjing massacre (note: while the proper spelling of the chinese capital is nanjing, nanking is often used in the historic context of the city (for example the treaty of nanking and the massacre of nanking. The nanking massacre the rape of nanking was a tragic time in chinese history this event will never be forgotten by the people in the once capital of china. In 1997, iris chang's book, the rape of nanking: the forgotten holocaust, broke a six-decade-long international silence about the 1937 massacre at nanking (nanjing)a catastrophe perpetrated by the japanese imperial army who butchered more than 300,000 chinese civilians and raped more than 80,000 women within a span of six to eight weeks.
See for instance, nanking international relief committee reports of activities november 22, 1937 - april 15, 1938, in american missionary eyewitnesses to the nanking massacre, 1937-1938, 11 documents of the nanking safety zone, 84. The nanking massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by japanese troops against the residents of nanjing (nanking), then the capital of the republic of china, during the second sino-japanese war. The massacre of over 200,000 chinese civilians by the japanese army is an ugly episode in history that is in unique danger of being forgotten--deliberately.
Qin-hua rijun nanjing datsusha shiliao [historical materials on the nanjing massacre by the japanese troops who invaded china] nanjing: jiangsu guji chubanshe, 1985 peattie, mark, r ishiwara kanji and japan's confrontation with the west. The rape of nanking or nanjing massacre (1937) the japanese invasion of china in 1937 having already seized and annexed china's manchurian region (1931) and jehol province (1933), the japanese were waiting for a pretext to invade and occupy the whole of china. 1960, department of history of the nanjing university organized a detailed investigation on the nanjing massacre that took place from december 1937 to february 1938 in 1962, they compiled a historical record the nanjing massacre of imperial japan. From the 1970s on, the dominant view, that a massacre occurred in nanking in 1937-38, has increasingly been challenged by revisionists, including conservative politicians, world war ii veterans, scholars in various disciplines, business executives, and popular commentators.
Nanjing massacre, conventional nanking massacre, also called rape of nanjing, (december 1937-january 1938), mass killing and ravaging of chinese citizens and capitulated soldiers by soldiers of the japanese imperial army after its seizure of nanjing, china, on december 13, 1937, during the sino-japanese war that preceded world war ii the. Hat happened just 60 years ago this month in the city of nanjing (then called nanking), china, is almost beyond words during the two months after their entry into the nationalist capital on dec 13, 1937, japanese troops perpetrated a massacre that has virtually no parallel in recent history. Chinese honor guard members march past the words victims 300000 during a ceremony to mark china's first national memorial day at the nanjing massacre memorial hall in nanjing in eastern china's.