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  • The Rape of Nanking

  • By: Iris Chang
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (265 ratings)

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The Rape of Nanking

By: Iris Chang
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In December 1937, in 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 defenseless city but systematically raped, tortured and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. Amazingly, the story of this atrocity- one of the worst in world history- continues to be denied by the Japanese government.  

The Rape of Nanking tells the story from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers who performed it; of the Chinese civilians who endured it; and finally of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved almost 300,000 Chinese. It was Iris Chang who discovered the diaries of the German leader of this rescue effort, John Rabe, whom she calls the "Oskar Schindler of China." A loyal supporter of Adolf Hitler, but far from the terror planned in his Nazi-controlled homeland, he worked tirelessly to save the innocent from slaughter.

©1997 by Iris Chang (P)1997 by Blackstone Audiobooks
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Truth need to be reveal

the truth need to be reveal, the book describe the story in a objective way.
However, It is very sad and heavy book to read.

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Unbelievable

Shocking reality of history. Well told and spoken.
A must for any history fan chasing the truth

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Powerful, respectful and ultimately hopeful.

I read this book on the recommendation of Dr. Jordan Peterson. It was an insight into a piece of human history that I had previously had almost no insight into. A must read for anyone who wants a deeper insight into the history of WWII, China, Japan and anthropology more generally.

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Must Be Read

This book is so, so important and necessary. It's horrifying and it angers me so much that it was never even mentioned in school.

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Outstanding

This book has had a life changing effect on me! While the book is confronting and the atrocities committed are nothing short of barbarism. The fact that so many people have fought back risking their lives and giving up everything, so the world is aware of the Rape of Nanking is truly inspirational.

Unfortunately this is just one of countless examples of the horrific history of human depravity. It seems that humans are doomed to continue to make the same horrific judgements of error. Which is concerning.

To all the people involved in this book, to the author Iris Chang and the victims of Nanking thankyou for bring this story to peoples attention.

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wish I learned this in school

Great book sharing some terrible times of the past. Makes you really grateful for how things are today.

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it will bring tears to your eyes

The forgot and covered up history of WII are absolutely horrendous and needs to be known world wide. The Chinese people and government haven't forgotten and will bring more understanding to what may eventuate in the future with China and Japan.

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Brilliant

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For anyone who is a history buff, this is a must. How it has been whitewashed from history is a travesty

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exceptional book of exceptional heroes

exceptional book of exceptional heroes written by an exceptional author. this book should be mandatory reading for anybody looking to study history post-high school.

a story that's still relatively forgotten 20 years after publication & nearly 90 years after the tragedy

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Informative and brutally factual

Very disturbing but just as eye opening. Everybody should listen and learn from this book. We all owe it to the Chinese and humanity that we recognise victims and hope to stifle any repeat of history

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