MillerComm Lecture Series

Exposing the Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

Monday, October 5th, 1998
Iris Chang
7:30 pm

Foellinger Auditorium
South End of the Quadrangle

Event Description

"I first learned about the Rape of Nanking when I was a little girl.  The stories came from my parents, who had survived years of war and revolution before finding a serene home as professors in a midwestern American College town."

A graduate of University High School and the Department of Journalism at UIUC, Iris Chang vividly brings to life events from December 1937, when the conquering Japanese army systematically raped, tortured, and murdered more than 3000,000 Chinese civilians in what would become known as "The Rape of Nanking."

Hosted  by: Asian Pacific American Coalition

In conjunction with: University Library, College of Communications, College of Education, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of History, Department of Journalism, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Campus Honors Program, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Drobny Interdisciplinary Program for the Study of Jewish Culture and Society,  Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Unit One/Allen Hall, University High School, Women's Studies Program

Iris Chang

Author, The Rape of Nanking and The Thread of the Silkworm