The “Making of the “Rape of Nanking”” by Takashi Yoshida


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Essay #: 073818
Total text length is 5,218 characters (approximately 3.6 pages).

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The beginning:
An Overview of the “Making of the "Rape of Nanking"" by Takashi Yoshida
The important historical factors that define the writing of Iris Chang’s novel The Rape of Nanking are analyzed through Yoshida’s national and international timeline of historical interpretations of the Nanking Massacre. Yoshida (2006) challenges the interpretation of Chang’s popularized version of the Nanking massacre as unique aspect of Japanese aggression and extreme brutality that it embodied during the Second Sino-Japanese War. More so, the event was not a singular instance of Japanese military aggression during this era: “The image of Nanjing (Nanking) as the site of particularly brutal atrocities is a more recent construction” (Yoshida 4). This is one crucial...
The end:
.....vent since the Second Sino-Japanese War.
Works Cited:
Yoshiba, Takahashi. (2006). Making of the "Rape of Nanking" : History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States. Edison State College. 2 February, 2012.
(Sorry about the length of the URL, this is the one provided by the customer for the requirements. Also, I covered the first 20 or so pages from Yoshiba’s book and some latter aspects of his evaluations of Chang’s novel to cover his thesis.)