a - The Rape of Nanjing The Rape of Nanjing, one of the...

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The Rape of Nanjing The Rape of Nanjing, one of the most horrendous atrocities in Chinese history, occurred in December of 1937. In a period of only six weeks, hundreds of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were brutally massacred by the Japanese Army in the city of Nanjing. The massacre that occurred in Nanjing has been a point of great controversy between the Chinese and the Japanese. While many Chinese people still hold great contempt against the Japanese people, the Japanese have proceeded to go as far as denying that the whole thing happened. This integral conflict between the two countries has shaped the history and the relationship of China, Japan, and the nations of Asia in general. The Japanese invasion of Nanjing was preceded by a large battle at Shanghai, where the Japanese Army met tough Chinese resistance. Japan claimed that they would be able to take over China in merely three months, but after the battle at Shanghai, Chinese soldiers ruined their timetable. With the fall of Shanghai, Chiang-Kai-Shek, leader of the Republic of China, knew that the fall of Nanjing was inevitable and moved into the heart of China accordingly. General Tan Shangzhi was left in charge of the of the troops in Nanjing for the suspected Japanese invasion.
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a - The Rape of Nanjing The Rape of Nanjing, one of the...

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