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Foreigners write about Nanjing Massacre on their English-language website

2017/12/15 11:29:53   source:China Plus

A series of English language articles about the Nanjing Massacre have been published on thenanjinger.com, a website run by a group of foreigners living and studying in Nanjing, yangtse.com reported on December 13, 2017.

The articles included the heroic deeds of foreigners, such as German John Rabe and Wilhelmina "Minnie" Vautrin, an American missionary who saved thousands of Chinese women and children during World War II.

The articles introduce the Nanjing Massacre to foreigners who may have little knowledge of its history.

Japanese invaders captured the city in Nanjing, then China's capital, in 1937, and began a six-week rampage in which they killed about 300,000 Chinese citizens.

Since 2009, the website has published articles with a monthly theme as well as news and culture in Nanjing to introduce the city and Chinese culture to foreigners.

This year seven articles about the 80th Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre were published daily during the memorial period.

The website's founder Frank Hossack, whose Chinese name is He Fu, comes from Scotland and has lived in Nanjing for 14 years. His company also publishes monthly magazines which can be found in local schools, restaurants, and even in libraries in the United Kingdom.

Hossack said he didn't know about the Nanjing Massacre until he moved to the city and was shocked to find out the number of the victims.

The series of articles on the massacre were written by American student Cassidy McDonald, who came to China in July this year. She cited works by Rabe, Vautrin, and Iris Chang in her passages.

McDonald said she was shocked when she visited the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders and learned about the heroic deeds of her compatriot Vautrin.

The student said that she is also writing an article about Nanjing Massacre and Vautrin for US media as not many people in the United States know about the part their fellow citizen played in this part of Chinese history.

Luo Yiyun, a recent Emmy Award winner, paid tribute to Vautrin with a one-minute clip called "Nanjing Peacemaker."

Luo, who studies at Columbia University, has suggested the university commemorate Vautrin, a Columbia alumni.

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