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The ‘Western front’ of the war over ‘The Rape of Nanking’

December 13, 2017, marks the 80th anniversary of the Japanese Imperial Army’s seizure of Nanjing, then capital of Nationalist China. What occurred next, with alleged weeks of mass executions, rapes, torture, looting and arson, is steeped in controversy and poisons relations between China and Japan and their peoples to this day. This year is also […]