The Woman Who Could Not Forget
Iris Chang Before and Beyond, The Rape of Nanking
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ISBN10: 1605981729 ISBN13: 9781605981727 Contributors: Rhodes, Richard (Introduction); Ding, Ignatius Y. (Foreword) Publisher: Pegasus Books Published: May 15 2011 Pages: 427 Weight: 1.40lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
A few short years later, Chang revealed this "second Holocaust" to the world. The Japanese atrocities against the people of Nanking were so extreme that a Nazi party leader based in China actually petitioned Hitler to ask the Japanese government to stop the massacre. But who was this woman that single-handedly swept away years of silence, secrecy and shame?
Her mother, Ying-Ying, provides an enlightened and nuanced look at her daughter, from Iris' home-made childhood newspaper, to her early years as a journalist and later, as a promising young historian, her struggles with her son's autism and her tragic suicide. The Woman Who Could Not Forget cements Iris' legacy as one of the most extraordinary minds of her generation and reveals the depth and beauty of the bond between a mother and daughter.