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A Survivor of the Nanjing Massacre Chang Zhiqiang's Life

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Author: Chang Xiaomei; Li Qian; ;
Language: English
Page: 168
Publication Date: 07/2020
ISBN: 9787119122892
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This book records the historical facts of the Nanjing Massacre from the perspective of a survivor and is of high value among the literature on history. It tells a common but different life story of CHANG Zhiqiang who experienced the massacre and survived: how did a 9-year-old war orphan manage to survive with no relatives to rely on? How did he start his career and get married? Why does the aged CHANG find inner peace at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders? And what has he done to remind the world of the traumatic history? This book provides a new perspective and a window for readers to learn about the Nanjing Massacre.

About Author
CHANG Xiaomei, born in 1960 in Nanjing, is the youngest daughter of CHANG Zhiqiang. She takes a keen interest in literature. As a daughter, she has accompanied her father to attend most of his testimony activities and thus understands his psychological status and feeling. In minute descriptions, the book touches the innermost being of CHANG Zhiqiang and reproduces his personal memory as a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre.
Table of Contents
Author's Foreword
Chapter One My Father's Childhood
From a Favorite Child to an Orphan
A Teenager Supporting a Family
My Father's Sister Died of Typhus

Chapter Two My Young Father
Origin of the Name of CHANG Zhiqiang
Two Unfamiliar Words: Paternal Grandparents
Love Missed and Our Siblings' Regret
A Talented, Mild yet Stern Father

Chapter Three My Aged Father
My Father Broke His Silence
My Father Participates in Social Activities
Ms.Matsuoka Tamaki, a Japanese Friend that
My Father Respects
My Father and the Book Nanjing Never Cries by ZHENG Hong
Survivors, Their Descendants and People Who Care for the Survivors

Chapter Four My Father in Nineties
My Father Now
I Record My Father's Remaining Years with Meipian
Friendship between My Father and Professor ZHANG Yubiao
My Father's Influence on Japanese College Students
Mental Dialogue between My Father and a College Student

Postscript
Appendix
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Preface
The micro history-based investigation and study on the Nanjing Massacre was inspired by an incident. On December 1,2014, when the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders was preparing for the first National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims, it made public "a name list of thirty victimized households" on the wall at the entrance of the Meditation Hall. On the basis of micro study, by sorting out the information of each household, the names were released in accordance with victim numbers. Such related and targeted release of names was highly spoken of by the academia, the media, and visitors.
The trucro study of thirty victimized households was clearly not enough for the study of the history of the Nanjing Massacre. In this connection, how about expanding the study to 300 households? As the then curator of the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders and president of the Research Society of the History of Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders,I suggested an innovative project on the study of the micro history of the Nanjing Massacre and began to make official application for the National Social Science Fund of China(NSSFC) project.
In early 2016, Micro History-Based Research on the Nanjing Massacre, an NSSFC project, was listed as one of the key national research projects on the study of the history of the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (project approval no.:16KZD016) and was considered as one of the major project financed by the newly founded Research Institute on the Nanjing Massacre History and World Peace. As the chief expert of this key national project, I myself preside over the implementation of the project and believe in the considerable significance and value of the project that deserves our efforts.
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