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Author Lu, Suping, 1955-

Title Japanese atrocities in Nanjing : the Nanjing Massacre and post-massacre social conditions recorded in German diplomatic documents / Suping Lu ; edited and translated with an introduction by Suping Lu
Published Singapore : Springer, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xi, 446 pages) : color illustrations, maps (some color)
Contents Japanese troops reached Nanjing -- Japanese atrocities -- Under the reign of terror -- Reports by Paul Hans Hermann Scharffenberg -- Conditions in Nanjing -- Property violation against German and other nationals -- Dispatches by Alfred Mathias Peter Hürter
Summary This book presents a collection of annotated English translations of German diplomatic documents including telegrams, dispatches and reports sent to the Foreign Office in Berlin and the German Ambassador in Hankou, China, by German diplomatic officials in Nanjing, and detailing Japanese atrocities and the conditions in and around Nanjing during the early months of 1938. The author visited the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv) and the German Foreign Ministry Archives (Auswartiges Amt Archiv) in Berlin, where these documents are currently archived, in 2008, 2016, and 2017 to locate and retrieve them. These diplomatic documents are of significant value in that they provide both detailed information and wide coverage, from different locations and on various topics. Further, the information offered is unique in a number of ways. First, the events were recorded from the perspective of Germans, citizens of a country that was a close ally of Japan, and second, these documents are not included in any other source. As such, these archival primary sources represent an invaluable addition to the research literature on the Nanjing Massacre and will undoubtedly benefit researchers and scholars for generations to come
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 16, 2022)
Subject Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937 -- Personal narratives, German
Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937 -- History -- Sources
China -- Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Personal narratives
Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Récits personnels.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789811689383