You will find shocking stories and horrifying pictures about what happened in Nanking between December 1937 -Feburary 1938.
Whenever I think about extreme atrocities by Japanese imperialism, I surprised how cruel human being can be. Sometimes I even ask if there are any characteristics in Japanese culture more atrocious and cruel than others. I know that it is very sensitive comment and also could be understood as racism. However, considering Japanese history of constant civil wars and the ‘Samurai’ tradition, I wonder if there are some traits insensitive about innocent death.
How should we understand these extreme atrocities? Who are persecutors and who are victims?
Are those atrocities done by Japan to China? Or Japanese people to Chinese people? Or by Japanese imperialists and Soldiers to the people of Nanking? Or is that crime against humanity?
You will find many comments about relation between China and Japan, and Japanese responsibility toward China, in the web site. Can we interpret it that nationalism is involved?