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New books tell history of Nanking Massacre

Updated: 2012-12-10 21:44
( Xinhua)

New books tell history of Nanking Massacre


A visitor walks past a statue at the Nanking Massacre Museum, east China's Jiangsu province Sept 18, 2012. The statue depicts a victim of the Nanking Massacre. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]


NANJING - Days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre, four books containing precious historical records about the atrocity were published Monday in east China's Jiangsu province.

"Blood-Soaked Years of Nanjing: Diaries, Letters and Texts of Minnie Vautrin from 1937 to 1938," "American Diplomats' Record: Japanese Atrocities and the Aftermath at Nanjing," "An Introduction to Peace Studies" and "Living History: Poetry and Portraits of Nanjing Massacre Survivors" were published by the Nanjing Publishing House.

Minnie Vautrin was a U.S. missionary renowned for saving the lives of many women at a girls' collage in Nanjing during the incident. "Blood-Soaked Years" contains a significant amount of diary entries written by her.

"American Diplomats" is a collection of documents regarding the massacre issued by U.S. diplomats who lived in Nanjing from December 1937 to August 1938.

"An Introduction to Peace Studies" is a social science book regarding peace studies.

"Living History" collects the portraits of 50 survivors and poems telling the story of the massacre.

Japanese troops launched a six-week massacre in Nanking, which is spelled as Nanjing, the country's capital at that time, on December 13, 1937.




New books tell history of Nanking Massacre

Xie Hangsheng (5th R), Chinese ambassador to Denmark, vice mayor of Aarhus Rabih Azad-Ahmad (4th R), family members of Bernhard Arp Sindberg and representatives from Qixia District of Nanjing, China, pose for photos during an event marking the 100th birthday of Bernhard Arp Sindberg in Aarhus City Hall, Denmark, on Feb. 19, 2011. He saved 20,000 Chinese in Nanjing Massacre


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