The Woman Who Could Not Forget

The Woman Who Could Not Forget

Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
The mother of Iris Chang shares a portrait of her daughter that reveals the discoveries that inspired the writing of The Rape of Nanking, describes her daughter's struggles with an autistic son and remembers her tragic suicide. Introduced by the National Book Award-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb.

Norton Pub
A moving, illuminating memoir about the life of world-famous author and historian, Iris Chang, as told by her mother.
Iris Chang's best-selling book The Rape of Nanking forever changed the way we view the Second World War in Asia. It all began with a photo of a river choked with the bodies of hundreds of Chinese civilians that shook Iris to her core. Who were these people? Why had this happened and how could their story have been lost to history? She could not shake that image from her head. She could not forget what she had seen.A few short years later, Chang revealed this "second Holocaust" to the world. The Japanese atrocities against the people of Nanking were so extreme that a Nazi party leader based in China actually petitioned Hitler to ask the Japanese government to stop the massacre. But who was this woman that single-handedly swept away years of silence, secrecy and shame?Her mother, Ying-Ying, provides an enlightened and nuanced look at her daughter, from Iris' home-made childhood newspaper, to her early years as a journalist and later, as a promising young historian, her struggles with her son's autism and her tragic suicide. The Woman Who Could Not Forget cements Iris' legacy as one of the most extraordinary minds of her generation and reveals the depth and beauty of the bond between a mother and daughter.

Baker
& Taylor

The mother of Iris Chang shares a portrait of her daughter that reveals the discoveries that inspired the writing of "The Rape of Nanking," describes her daughter's struggles with an autistic son and remembers her tragic suicide.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus, 2011
ISBN: 9781605981727
1605981729
Branch Call Number: Biography C362c
Characteristics: xvii, 427 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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Yolandayang
Jan 03, 2018

I felt so sorry for Iris.Like her mom said Iris didn't have chance to enjoy the result of her hard work. She was not just work hard,but did her best between her and her husband. She didn't left her husband because of the fertility problem. She really wants a child, and I am not sure whether she felt pity or not because she can't carry one by herself. I really felt sorry that her husband remarried one year later after she dead, and left the son who between him and Irish to his parents. The son seems an extra due to his new family.I felt the pain for Irish.

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Drayjayeff
Jun 17, 2012

Ying-Ying Chang's biography of her daughter Iris is a remarkable book that is both inspiring and frightening. Despite the fact that I know it will be harrowing, I'm now eager to read Iris Chang's most famous book, The Rape of Nanking. What a smart, dedicated and courageous woman she must have been! Iris fearlessly spoke truth to power which made her a rare treasure indeed. Her suicide represents the loss of a brilliant scholar, a compelling writer and a tireless advocate for those whose stories have been expunged from the historical record or distorted beyond recognition. Further, her untimely and unnecessary death is a powerful indictment against ruthless pharmaceutical companies and uncaring, negligent doctors that produce and prescribe dangerous anti-psychotic and anti-depressant drugs with known and potentially lethal side effects.

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