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The Devil of Nanking: an extraordinary, electrifying thriller by one of Britain's bestselling crime-writers

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Review: Jax’s “Victoria’s Secret” portrays women’s empowerment and fights against body stereotypes. a b Burress, Charles (2004-11-11). "Chinese American writer found dead in South Bay". SFGate . Retrieved 2007-07-21.

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Her motives unknown, this quest takes Grey to some of the most perilous corners of Japan and puts her in more danger than she ever could’ve imagined. The further Grey goes to complete her assignment, the more we discover about her history, as well as Chongming’s. My Review I hate to admit my forays into history were mainly Eurocentric, except the few times my Dad told me about his small role as a draftee in World War II. It was much later when loose chapters of that traumatic experience hit my desk (don’t ask). My Army unit participated in the Boxer Rebellion and still bears the pidgin English motto “Can Do.” Thanks for bringing this up. I’ll read up on it.I went into this thinking that my brain would get a workout, little did I know that my heart would be the one doing all the heavy lifting. Yang Daqing, "Convergence or Divergence? Recent Historical Writings on the Rape of Nanjing", The American Historical Review 104 (1999), p. 7. LIU JIN/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians mark the 70th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing in 2007.

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We are left with her books of course; 10 unutterably dark and riveting crime novels. As a writer she was unique and fearless, with that rare ability to nudge a reader’s imagination into places that were genuinely terrifying and to conjure images that would linger and continue to disturb, like fragments of a nightmare. The Nanjing Incident". Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies. 2002-04-04 . Retrieved 2007-07-21. They looted nearly every building that they could find, stealing from the poor and the rich alike. They then slaughtered scores of people that they happened upon. Some victims of the Nanking Massacre were thrown into mass, unmarked graves. Others were simply left to rot in the sun.

Please note: The Devil of Nanking is fiction. If you’re looking for books on the actual historical events, (either the Nanking Massacre or Unit 731,) please let me know in the comments and I’d be more than happy to recommend some books on those subjects. Synopsis a b "Proposal for The Nanking Conference at Princeton University" (PDF). Princeton University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-10 . Retrieved 2007-07-23.

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This is not for the faint of heart. It's creepy and full of horrors (some imagined, some based in historical reality). Mo Hayder is definitely attracted to horrible events and twisted and/or strange--not to mention deviant--characters. Anywhere in Tokyo you could be aware of the presence of the yakuza: the underground gangs who claimed to be descendants of the samurai tradition. They were some of the most feared and violent men in Asia. Sometimes it was just the sounds of the bosozoku motorcycle gangs that reminded you of their existence, like a chrome wave rolling down Meiji Dori at dead of night, sweeping everything in front of them, the characters for kamikaze painted on their helmets.” Jeans, Roger B. (January 2005). "Victims or Victimizers? Museums, Textbooks, and the War Debate in Contemporary Japan". The Journal of Military History. Society for Military History. 69 (1): 149–195. doi: 10.1353/jmh.2005.0025. S2CID 159900111. The characters are another point of praise. All of them feel incredibly fleshed out and real. Grey is one of the most complex characters I’ve ever read in literature. She is trying to find the truth, yet she finds out so much about herself in the process. Shi also deserves immense praise for his characterization. A scarred, elderly survivor who finds something promising in Grey, Shi is initially very wary and bitter towards her. Shi and Grey fit together so incredibly well that it’s hard not to take notice. Even the extra characters and villains are fleshed out, which is something I want to see more of in fiction. Many Westerners know full well about the horrors that have happened on their side of the world throughout history. But, all too often, when an atrocity happens on the other side of the world, most people in the West don't hear much about it or think much of it.The book also received praise from news media. The Wall Street Journal wrote that it was the "first comprehensive examination of the destruction of this Chinese imperial city," and that Chang "skillfully excavated from oblivion the terrible events that took place." The Atlantic Monthly described the book as "a crushing indictment of the Japanese army's behavior." The Chicago Tribune called it "a powerful new work of history and moral inquiry" and stated that "Chang takes great care to establish an accurate accounting of the dimensions of the violence." The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that it was a "compelling account of a horrendous episode that, until recently, has been largely forgotten." [35]

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