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The Rape of Nanking
by James Yin
In more than a half-century since the end of World War II, relatively little has been published about the Japanese occupation of China, during which an estimated 30 million Chinese were killed. The Rape of Nanking, or Nanking Massacre, in which at least 369,366 people were slaughtered and 80,000 women were raped by Japanese invasion troops, has become little more than a hi ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Innovative Publishing & Graphics
(first published March 1997)
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Mar 17, 2013 Joseph rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to understand the history of WW II
I pulled this book off my shelves because I am watching Zhang Yimou's incredible "The Flowers of War." It contains way too many way too graphic pictures of Japanese Army brutality. The documentary evidence is indisputable and the horrors depicted here easily rival those of the Holocaust albeit in a much more condensed time frame and without the systematic efficiency of the Nazis. How many died in the three week period in 1937? Was it 200,000 as some estimates say or was it 360,000 as this book m ...more