The 1937 – 1938 Nanjing Atrocities

  • Suping Lu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
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    Pages 135-159
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 565-586

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive overview of the Nanjing Massacre, together with an in-depth analysis of various aspects of the event and related issues. Drawing on original source materials collected from various national archives, national libraries, church historical society archives, and university libraries in China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States, it represents the first English-language academic attempt to analyze the Nanjing Massacre in such detail and scope.

The book examines massacres and other killings, in addition to other war crimes, such as rape, looting, and burning. These atrocities are then explored further via a historical analysis of Chinese survivors’ testimony, Japanese soldiers’ diaries, Westerners’ eyewitness accounts, the news coverage from American and British correspondents, and American, British and German diplomatic dispatches.  Further, the book explores issues such as the role and function of the International Committee for Nanking Safety Zone, burial records of massacre victims, post-war military tribunals, controversies over the Nanjing Massacre, and the 100-Man Killing Contest.

This book is intended for all researchers, scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the general public who are interested in Second World War issues, Sino-Japanese conflicts, Sino-Japan relations, war crimes, atrocity and holocaust studies, military tribunals for war crimes, Japanese atrocities in China, and the Nanjing Massacre.


The Nanjing Massacre / Rape of Nanking Japanese Atrocities at Nanjing Japanese War Crimes Controversies over the Nanjing Massacre The International Committee for Nanking Safety Zone The 100-Man Killing Contest The International Military Tribunal for the Far East The Nanjing Military Tribunal Mass Executions of Surrender Soldiers Rampant Violation of Women Widespread Burning Wholesale Looting

Authors and affiliations

  • Suping Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
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  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9655-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9656-4
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