The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

Author(s): Iris Chang

World War II | Asia

In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking and within weeks not only looted and burned the defenceless city, but systematically raped, tortured and murdered more than 300000 Chinese civilians.


Product Information

Iris Chang was a journalism graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana. She worked briefly as a reporter in Chicago before winning a graduate fellowship to the writing seminars program at Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, THREAD OF THE SILKWORM, received world-wide critical acclaim. She received the John T. and Catherine D. McArthur Foundation's Program on Peace and International Cooperation award. She died in 2004.

General Fields

  • : 9780140277449
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.266
  • : March 1999
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iris Chang
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 328
  • : illustrations facsimiles, map, portraits