Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nanking (Nanjing)

While this is not the most appropriate book to post on Ani-Pock, I no doubt think that it's none the less an important one. I am currently reading it, and not only am I whole-heartly understanding and un-biased, but also amazed.

I recommend The Rape of Nanking for all who want to learn a bit more about World War II and it's events.
Heres the description:

"The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II is a bestselling 1997 non-fiction book written by Iris Chang about the 1937–1938 Nanking Massacre, the massacre and atrocities committed by the Imperial Japanese Army after it captured Nanjing, then capital of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It documents the events, based on the author's research, leading up to the Nanking Massacre and the atrocities that were committed. The book also presents the view that the Japanese government has not done enough to redress the atrocities. It is one of the first major English-language books to introduce the Nanking Massacre to Western and Eastern readers alike, and has been translated into several languages...The book depicted in detail the killing, torture, and rape that occurred during the Nanking Massacre."
Beware when or if you are to read this book, due to the fact that it has graphic descriptions as well as pictures and more.

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At Mar 30, 2008, 7:49:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

Documentary film makers Jonathan Lewis and Ben Steele said: "the impression of the war as a history of Japanese savagery alone has been eroded by the growing body of evidence of Allied brutality. The issue here is less whether the two sides were as bad as each other, but whether they had more in common than was ever thought at the time..."
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Even though we(humans) may walk upright, say "Please" and "Thank you", and eat with our elbows off the table... it doesn't mean we're not still animals...


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