• The Rape of Nanking

  • The Nanjing Massacre That Occurred During the Second Sino-Japanese War
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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If you want to discover the history of the Rape of Nanking, then pay attention.

Between December 13, 1937, and the beginning of February 1938, Japanese soldiers entered the Chinese city of Nanjing, following a very brief fight for the city. For over six weeks, they committed some of the worst atrocities, first against the Chinese soldiers after they surrendered, then against the civilians. The Westerners who did not flee from the city prior to the Japanese arrival set up a safety zone in the weeks leading up to the Imperial Army entering the city. This was the only place where there was relative safety. 

While Japanese soldiers did enter the safety zone to remove citizens, their actions and behavior in the rest of the city were far worse. The primary war crimes for which they would eventually be charged were rape, looting, arson, and the execution of soldiers and civilians. 

In less than two months, they killed hundreds of thousands of Chinese people and destroyed roughly a third of the buildings within the city. After World War II ended, the commanders and officers would be put on trial for the atrocities that had been committed, with many of them being condemned by documentation that emerged after the fighting had stopped. 

In the years since the tribunal and conviction, memorials have been built to honor those who died during those few weeks between 1937 and 1938. 

In this audiobook, you’ll learn about the following:

  • A brief history of the historically important Chinese city of Nanjing
  • The Japanese invasion of China
  • The Marco Polo Bridge Incident
  • The Battle of Shanghai
  • The march to Nanjing
  • The establishment of the Safety Zone
  • Western perception and reaction to the massacre
  • The war crimes committed in Nanjing
  • The Far East Tribunal
  • And much more!

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  • 09-03-21

A DARK PERIOD IN MODERN HISTORY

This is a well-narrated account of the atrocities carried out by the Japanese army on the people of Nanking. It is hard to believe that the ultra-disciplined Japanese people that we know today could have resorted to such levels of disorder and ungovernableness. This is an area of history that I will study in more detail as a result of this tale.