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06 Oct 1998

New in IGCS - History

The Nanking Atrocities: Fact and Fable

Ed.: HATA Ikuhiko, Japan Echo Vol. 25, No. 4, August 1998)
URL: http://www.japanecho.co.jp/docs/html/250413.html
Language: English
Description: Self description: "Iris Chang has created a sensation in the
United States with her book The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of
World War II. Chang estimates that 260,000-350,000 people were killied in
the atrocities after the city's fall in 1937. Many Japanese scholars accept
similar figures. But the numerical count has been inflated by faulty
methodology; a count of 40,000-60,000 seems more reasonable. Chang's book
is also flawed by its use of photographs that have been misleadingly
cropped or totally miscaptioned. Similar trickery with wartime photos is
unfortunately widespread in Japan also."
- regards -

Hanno Lecher

INTERNET GUIDE FOR CHINA STUDIES -- general editor
http://sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/

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