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  • Sheng Xuanhuai's Contribution To Modernizing China

    Weeks prior to the procession, Sheng Xuanhuai’s family had engaged in a grueling lobbying campaign to seek a permit for the funeral cortege to go through Nanjing 南京 Road and other major streets in the International Settlement. On October 25, 1917, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai zong shanghui 上海總商會) filed a written request to the SMC at the behest of the Sheng family for the use of Nanjing Road for the procession. In the letter, Sheng was portrayed as a highly accomplished businessman that made an unmatched contribution to modernizing China’s industry, commerce, and education. His role in helping Shanghai avoiding the catastrophe of the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901) found particular mention in the letter. To highlight Sheng’s…

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  • Hong Xiuquan's Taiping Rebellion

    merciless war lasted for 14 years during the middle of the 18th century of China. The leader Hong Xiuquan was the son of a farmer and desiring success under the ruling of Qing. However, he eventually decided to fight against Qing imperial force after four times of failure in the imperial civil examination. He dreamed that he is the son of God and came the under the influence of Christian missionaries. He believed that his destiny is to save the people from Qing’s ruling. Based on the Christian…

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  • Essay On The Nanjing Massacre

    The Nanjing massacre is one of the most devastating events that took place in China during the second Shino-Japanese war. The massacre was a series of war crimes committed by the Japanese soldiers upon taking over the city, Nanjing. The Japanese soldiers raped, murdered, and looted the Chinese citizens that were left abandoned by the Chinese military forces. The figure of the atrocities ranges from 150,000 to 200,000 that is claimed by China and 25,000 to 50,000 people that is claimed by the…

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  • Nanjing Massacre Essay

    In the event of when the Japanese military took over Nanjing in 1937. Although they have any sides of the story. Throughout history, people use different words to describe this event, rape,massacre,invention and battle. Although the term massacre describes this event the best. The term that describes this event the best is massacre. As historians dig deeper and the more evidence the just describe a massacre. “Mass killing and ravaging of Chinese citizens and capitulated soldiers by soldiers of…

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  • Comparing The Holocaust And The Rape Of Nanjing

    Most people have never wondered what was going through the minds of the people that witnessed the mass murder and rape of these women around them...or the women it happened to. The Rape of Nanjing was unexpected and uncalled for. It is much like how the Jews that were harshly punished because of their religion. People today like to take the past and see it as only that. Others like to make jokes of it to make it seem less real. People will say, “Oh that happened back then, there is no way it…

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  • Zwia Lipkin Nanjing Summary

    Zwia Lipkin’s book investigates the history and urban development of Nanjing through demonstrating how the Nationalist government managed various social problems in the city and the continuous effort to create the desired model of a “modern” national capital between 1927-1937. Lipkin recounts in detail how the Nationalist aimed to boost the image of the new capital by eliminating various social problems including refugees, shantytowns, rickshaw pullers, prostitutes and beggars in the city in…

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  • Nanjing Government After 1911 Essay

    This essay is about analysing the policies and decision that the Nanjing Government made after the 1911 revolution in 1937.There are real reforms after the 1911 revolution until the Nanjing government in 1937. The period was far more stable than the preceding warlord era. There was enough stability to allow economic growth and the start of ambitious government projects, some of which were taken up again by the new government of the People's Republic after 1949. Nationalist foreign service…

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  • Chinese History: The Nanjing Massacre

    transpires within this context, therefore, is that the Massacre came to be invested with very different meanings. When the national monthly Xinhua Yuebao in 1951 published an article on the Massacre, which it termed the ‘first great wartime Japanese atrocity in China,’ the author seemed more interested in revealing the American crimes during the Japanese atrocities in Nanjing. More specifically, the article called attention to…

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  • The Rape Of Nanking By Iris Chang

    War II” records the history which hundreds of evil deeds committed by Japanese troops in Nanjing, China.This book has been translated into more than fifteen languages and shocked the world at that time when it published. History will not forget the pain it used to have, because it is the eternal memory of a nation or a country. Iris Chang, the author of the book, is an American Chinese, is one of the famous young historians in the United States, she was committed suicide in the most beautiful…

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  • The Rape Of Nank Analysis

    Also known as the, “Nanking Massacre or the Rape of Nanking” (History), was the annihilation of hundreds of thousands of Chinese soldiers, women, and children by the Imperial Japanese Army. The former capital of Nationalist China as well as several empires such as the Ming and Qing Dynasties, (Nanjing) is located approximately 200 miles up the Yangtze River from Shanghai in Eastern China. Nanjing is located in a key location in the country due to the fact that the Yangtze allows trade vessels…

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