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Sat 10 Sep 2005

Bronze statue of Iris Chang unveiled in China

Category : world

"BEIJING, Sept. 10 -- A bronze statue of the late Chinese American writer and author of the book "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II", Iris Chang, has been unveiled in the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, in Nanjing, eastern China's Jiangsu Province.

"The Rape of Nanking" recounts the horrible massacre the Japanese invaders committed in the eastern Chinese city under Japanese occupation in the late 1930s.

The 2-meter statue captures the deceased writer giving a speech with the signature book in her left hand while holding up her right hand, telling the world of the atrocities committed by Japanese invaders.

A battered portion of the ancient Great Wall forms the bottom part of the statue, evoking the massive injuries the Nanjing city suffered in the war.

The statue was proposed and financed by the China Foundation for Human Rights Development. The vice-president of the foundation, Yang Zhengquan, said the statue was built in tribute to Iris Chang's spirit of seeking historical truth."

Read more at Xinhua.com

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