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The Nanking Massacre: Iris Chang’s legacy

The late Iris Chang, author of the best selling book The Rape of Nanking, is the subject of a compelling new biography by her mother Ying-Ying Chang. (This commentary was first published at the ¬†website of the Atlantic Monthly.) Hints … Continue reading

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Fingleton vs. China: The empire strikes back

East Asian officials don’t take it lying down when a foreign correspondent investigates their guilty secrets. Below is an article I wrote for the International Herald Tribune‘s editorial page on the seventieth anniversary of the Nanking Massacre. The article noted … Continue reading

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The untold story of Japan’s war compensation record

Although it is well known that the Japanese media extensively censor themselves, foreign correspondents in Tokyo are often almost as hesitant to tell the whole truth. Here is the full story on one important aspect of Japanese policy that has … Continue reading

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