Eyewitnesses to Massacre: American Missionaries Bear Witness to Japanese Atrocities in Nanjing

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Overview

The infamous Nanjing Massacre of 1937, in which the Japanese Imperial Army raped and slaughtered countless Chinese citizens on the eve of World War II, has been described in well-publicized books from various Chinese, Japanese and German perspectives. But this collection of first-hand testimony from the archives of the Yale Divinity School Library may be the most powerful record of all. Here are eyewitness accounts by a remarkable group of nine men and one woman dedicated, compassionate, well-educated, articulate, and devout missionaries who were there on the scene, refusing to leave, and doing everything in their power to save the Chinese victims of this appalling atrocity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765606853
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 463
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Historical Background
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 3
2 Some Pictures from Nanking, December 15, 1937 4
3 Excerpts of Letters to the Japanese Embassy, December 14-27, 1937 5
4 Note on Aftermath of Registration at the University, December 26, 1937 12
5 Letter to Friends, January 10, 1938 14
6 Excerpts of Letters to Mr. Allison of the American Embassy, January 14-June 16, 1938 18
7 Letters to Wife, February 1, 13, 1938 27
8 Letter from Timperley, February 17, 1938 30
9 Letter to Timperley, March 3, 1938 31
10 Letter to Friends, April 12, 1938 33
11 Letter to Mr. Hanawa, Japanese Consulate-General, May 11, 1938 35
12 Open Letter on the Narcotic Problem in Nanking, November 22, 1938 37
13 Letter to Friends, November 29, 1938 41
14 Letter to Friends Abroad, November 28, 1938 47
15 Lecture in New York, June 25, 1941 52
16 Court Record of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, July 29, 1946 60
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 82
2 Diary, from December 10, 1937 to January 1938 82
3 Letter to Dear --, January 6, 1938 102
4 Letter to Peter Shih, February 14, 1938 103
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 107
2 Mrs. Forster's Accounts 107
3 Letters to Wife, November 23, 1937-February 13, 1938 110
4 Letter to Family, December 7, 1937 148
5 Letter to Friend, January 14, 1938 150
6 Letter to Family, January 21, 1938 153
7 Letter to Family, February 10, 1938 154
8 Letter to Bishop, February 10, 1938 156
9 Letter to America Embassy, March 10, 1938 158
10 Letter to Friends, March 16, 1938 162
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 166
2 Letters to Wife, December 12, 1937-February 5, 1938 166
3 Report of a Trip to Tsih Hsia Shan, February 16-17, 1938 195
4 Letter to Mr. McKim, April 2, 1938 198
5 Introduction of Magee's Film 201
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 228
2 Account of Japanese Atrocities at Nanking During the Winter of 1937-38 229
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 243
2 Letter to Japanese Embassy, December 22, 1937 243
3 Letter to Wife, January 24, 1938 245
4 Letter to American Embassy, January 15, 1938 248
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 251
2 Letters to Family, December 20, 1937-January 9, 1938 252
3 Letter to Friends, March 8, 1938 299
4 Cases of Disorder by Japanese Soldiers in the Safety Zone 310
5 Letter to Japanese Embassy, December 16, 1937 312
6 Western Nationals in Nanking, December 16, 1937 313
7 Notes on the Present Situation, Nanking, March 21, 1938 313
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 318
2 Excerpts of Diary 318
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 329
2 A Review of the First Month, December 13, 1937-January 13, 1938 330
3 As a Refugee Camp, January 14-March 31, 1938 344
4 Excerpts from Diary, December 12, 1937-March 13, 1938 355
1 Picture and a Biographical Sketch 391
2 Letters to Family, December 15, 1937-January 9, 1938 391
App. A: Chronology 411
App. B Report of the Nanking International Relief Committee 413
App. C: Copies of Auditors' Statements 446
App. D: Personnel of the International Committee 450
Index 453
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