Objects & Places from The Rape of Nanking

Iris Chang
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Object Descriptions

Nanking - This location is a city in China that endured a brutal occupation by Japanese troops during World War II.

Yangtze River - This location surrounds the site of the Japanese occupation and was the site of multiple mass murders by Japanese soldiers.

Shintoism - This is the philosophy of many Japanese people; it states that the emperor is the true ruler of the world; the philosophy may have been what allowed Japanese soldiers to torture and kill Chinese civilians with little or no remorse.

Samurai - This group is made up of the Japanese emperor's ancient protectors; this group's code of conduct may have contributed to the behavior of Japanese soldiers during the occupation.

Suzhou - This location, famous for history and silk, was another site of Japanese war crimes. The author states that the Chinese population in this area fell from 350,000 to less than...

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