Copyright © 1997
The Rape of Nanking: An Undeniable History in Photographs tells the story in words and more than 400 photographs of the Japanese invasion of China and the sacking of its capital city, Nanking, in 1937-38.
Between December 1937 and March 1938 at least 369,366 Chinese civilians and prisoners of war were slaughtered by the invading troops. An estimated 80,000 women and girls were raped; many of them were then mutilated or murdered.
THE SAVAGERY OF THE KILLING WAS AS APPALLING AS ITS SCALE.
Thousands of victims were beheaded, burned, bayoneted, buried alive, or disemboweled.
To this day the Japanese government has refused to apologize for these and other World War II atrocities, and a significant sector of Japanese society denies that they took place at all.
It is time to honor history.
The Rape of Nanking by James Yin and Shi Young, with foreword by the Most Rev. Desmond M. Tutu and preface by Prof. Ying-shih Yü, is published with parallel English and Chinese text by Innovative Publishing Group of Chicago. 328 + xv pp. $60. ISBN 0-9632231-5-1. Copyright © 1996, 1997 by Innovative Publishing Group, Inc.