The Rape of Nanking

The Rape of Nanking

The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

By Iris Chang

Basic Books, Paperback, 9780465068364, 360pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdereda death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written the definitive history of this horrifying episode.

About the Author
Iris Changs numerous honors include the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundations Program on Peace and International Cooperation Award. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Newsweek, and Los Angeles Times.