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The Nanjing massacre : a Japanese journalist confronts Japan's national shame / Honda Katsuichi ; edited by Frank Gibney ; translated by Karen Sandness

By: Honda, Katsuichi, 1933-.
Contributor(s): Gibney, Frank, 1924-2006.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c1999Description: xxvii, 367 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0765603349 (alk. paper); 9780765603340 (alk. paper); 0765603357 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780765603357 (pbk. : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Nankin e no michi. English Subject(s): Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Atrocities | Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937 | Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China) -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Nanjing massacre.; Online version:: Nanjing massacre.DDC classification: 951.04/2 Other classification: 15.75
Contents:
One million Japanese troops land north of Hangzhou Bay -- More of our troops land at Shanghai -- The city of Suzhou has finally fallen -- The Imperial army occupies Wuxi -- The rising sun flag over the city walls of Changzhou -- Seizing Jurong, we charge onward -- Zhenjiang occupied -- The contest to cut down a hundred goes over the top -- The Imperial forces make an all-out charge on Nanjing -- A war of annihilation unfolds -- Nanjing, where peace has been restored.
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"An East Gate book."

"A Pacific Basin Institute book"--p. [i].

Includes bibliographical references and index.

One million Japanese troops land north of Hangzhou Bay -- More of our troops land at Shanghai -- The city of Suzhou has finally fallen -- The Imperial army occupies Wuxi -- The rising sun flag over the city walls of Changzhou -- Seizing Jurong, we charge onward -- Zhenjiang occupied -- The contest to cut down a hundred goes over the top -- The Imperial forces make an all-out charge on Nanjing -- A war of annihilation unfolds -- Nanjing, where peace has been restored.

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Library Journal Review

Japanese investigative journalist Honda's authoritative study of the Japanese Imperial Army's campaign of wholesale destruction, rape, and murder in central China (November 1937-March 1938) is far superior to Iris Chang's The Rape of Nanking (LJ 1/98), a powerful but deeply flawed best seller that made its author an international celebrity. Honda's study, based on Japanese wartime soldiers' diaries, contemporary newspaper accounts, and numerous interviews in the 1970s and 1980s with Chinese survivors of the massacres, is an unflinching and relentlessly horrifying tale of the systematic savagery of Japan at war against the people of China. He confirms beyond any doubt that the massacres began as soon as the Japanese expeditionary forces landed in Hangzhou Bay, that they were sanctioned by the military commanders, and that they continued not for weeks but months. His refutation of the Japanese "massacre denial" literature is caustic and compelling. Essential for all academic and larger public libraries.ÄSteven I. Levine, Univ. of Montana, Missoula (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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