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The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography

Joshua Fogel


The Rape of Nanjing was one of the worst atrocities committed during World War II. On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army captured the city of Nanjing, then the capital of wartime China. According to the International Military Tribunal, during the ensuing massacre 20,000 Chinese men of military age were killed and approximately 20,000 cases of rape occurred; in all, the total number of people killed in and around the city of Nanjing was about 200,000. This carefully researched, intelligent collection of original essays considers the post-World War II treatment in China of the Nanjing Massacre ... More

Keywords: Joshua A. Fogel, moral issues, historiographical issues, Mark Eykholt, postwar Chinese responses, Takashi Yoshida, Japanese defeat, Japanese attitudes, Daqing Yang

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520220065
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520220065.001.0001


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Joshua Fogel, editor

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