Tag Archives: Iris Chang

It’s the birthday of “The Woman Who Wouldn’t Forget”: Iris Chang

Iris Chang’s research into the atrocities committed by the Japanese on the Chinese people – particularly Chinese women – during the “rape of Nanking” in 1937 – much of it dug out of buried archives and brought to light for … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Non-Fiction

I have been meaning to do a Part 2 to my Recommended Books: Fiction list – put together years ago. I wanted to recommend non-fiction, from history books to biographies to essays to whatever. Here is the Non-Fiction list. I’ve … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Tour #8

Welcome to the Tyranny section of my bookshelves. First up: Collapse of Communism by the correspondents of The New York Times. A really interesting in-real-time book about the various gigantic events which signaled the crackup of the Soviet Union, as … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Rape of Nanking” (Iris Chang)

My history bookshelf. Onward. Next book on this shelf is called The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang. An absolutely tormenting book – unforgettable. I had a very very hard time getting through … Continue reading

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Re-Reading The Rape of Nanking

I made the mistake of re-reading The Rape of Nanking on the train home today. Isn’t one time reading that book of horrors enough? I mean, I can’t get the images out of my mind from the first time reading … Continue reading

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More Information on Iris Chang

An in-depth look at Iris Chang, author of “The Rape of Nanking” who killed herself last week. I don’t know Iris Chang, never met the woman, but I felt a strange pain in my heart when I heard she took … Continue reading

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R.I.P., Iris Chang “The Woman Who Wouldn’t Forget”

I read this news this morning and felt very sad about it. Iris Chang, basically a wunderkind journalist and author, who wrote the international bestseller The Rape of Nanking (a horrific and very important book – if you haven’t read … Continue reading

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