Ying-Ying Chang [張盈盈] – Author | Mother of Iris Chang [張純如]
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Iris Chang [張純如] – Author | Historian | Human Rights Activist

20230618 美利堅見聞 歷史記憶.文化傳承 -追思我的父親張鐵君
20230327 BRTV-北京衛視:是媽媽,是女兒啊,你不再是一個人去戰鬥
20220826 China Daily - One Of A Kind
20220823 Xinhua.net - Reading room commemorating Iris Chang opens at San Francisco WWII Pacific War Memorial Hall
20220508 追憶母親

20210216 TNR: Can Historians Be Traumatized by History?
CCTV 中文國際
[2020 世界聽我說]

20191009 - On the Trail of Iris Chang by Lisa Yin Zhang
20171121 - The ‘Western front’ of the war over ‘The Rape of Nanking’ - Asia Times
20171107 - Nanjing Echo: Illusion, Subterfuge and Public Relations in the ‘Rape of Nanking’ Debate - by Randy Hopkins
20170409 - 淮安女兒張純如回家
20170408 - 淮安"張純如紀念館"開館-媒體報導
20170407 - 淮安"張純如紀念館"開館-影音照片
20170404 - 村上春樹 承認南京大屠殺 - 塗改歷史是錯誤!
20161213 - Nanjing Massacre remembered in San Francisco
20160307 - Young historian to be honored in China
20160122 - John G. Magee family donation to Yale Divinity School Library
20151027 - Kinue Tokodome - Phoenix Weekly
20151010 - UNESCO 世界遺產
20150830 - 中華民國總統馬英九台北召見
20141213 - CCTV/JSBC Documentary on Nanjing Massacre (5 parts)
20141213 - 江蘇電視訪問張盈盈 南京大屠殺死難者國家公祭日
20141212 - 南京日報 - 不忘這段歷史,才有真正和平
20141109 - 張純如逝世十周年
20140903 - CCTV America Interview (English)
20140704 - ChinaDaily - USA
20140603 - 北京電台專訪
20131220 - 江蘇衛視專訪
20131204 - At the 76th anniversary of Nanking Massacre
20131110 - 著書獲獎 歸譽張純如
20130620 - a letter to "The Japan Times" in memory of Iris Chang, a woman I so greatly admire! - Sato
20130325 - 第四届中国传记文学优秀作品奖
20130123 - Where Are You From? : an Anthology of Asian American Writing
20121216 - 文茜的世界周報:
張純如 - 南京大屠殺 (youtube)

20121215 - CCTV interviews :
電視專訪張盈盈 - 環球聯播

20121127 - Tears of Nanking
by Gene Emerson (youtube)

20121113 - 誠品人物專訪張盈盈:

20121102 - 台灣中文版上市
張純如 - 無法遺忘歷史的女子

20120613 - The Chinese American Librarians Association : the Best Book List for 2011
20120608 - China CITIC Press 中信出版社
20120607 - 外滩画报 - 出版女兒的傳記是我最後的心願
20120605 - 新華網 : 張純如-美麗勇敢無法被歷史忘卻的女子
20120604 - 南京大屠殺作者張純如的父母講述女兒成長的心路歷程
20120530 - 騰訊網 - 張盈盈 :
張純如 - 無法忘卻歷史的女子

20120528 - 南京大學檔案館舉辦張純如展覽紀實
20120523 - 張純如的自殺 可能源自藥物
20120523 - 希望南京大屠殺歷史寫入美國教科書
20120522 - 中國應推動西方更多了解日軍侵華歷史子
20120520 - Global Times - The Power of One
20120502 - 中文版上市
張純如 - 無法忘卻歷史的女子

20120310 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
20120123 - 2012 APALA Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature
20120118 - The Atlanic : The Nazi Leader Who, in 1937, Became the Oskar Schindler of China
20120109 - DingDing.TV
丁丁電視 : 繼續追尋張純如

20111202 - Portland, OR
KBOO Community Radio

20111201 - Los Altos Patch
Saturday Book Appearance

20111115 - Boston

20111110 - San Francisco

20111104 - Maryland

20111000 - CAF Review
Chinese American Forum Magazine

20111023 - KSFO 560 AM
The Barbara Simpson Show
& Gary Shapiro Bookshelf

20111019 - Univ. of Illinois
Chang honors daughter's life

20111018 - Indiana Daily Student - Mother reflects on daughter's life
20111003 - Radio Interview
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour

20110826 - Hoover Institute
Stanford University

20110824 - Cupertino Patch
20110801 - Global Research : The Mysterious Deaths of Ernest Hemingway and Iris Chang
20110714 - Asia Times:
Like daughter, like mother

20110620 - Memories:
From a Mother's Eyes

20110619 - 父親節憶女甜苦難分
20110615 - 無語問蒼天:

20110607 - A Writer
We Should Not Forget

20110606 - 活動照片集錦
座無虛席 感動落淚

20110602 - 寫女兒不平凡一生
20110601 - The Globe and Mail
20110531 - Vancouver Observer
20110529 - 母親著書紀念女兒
20110528 - Digital Journal - Dr. Chang discusses…
20110527 - 加拿大多倫多會書迷
20110527 - Misremembering...
20110527 - 披露女兒真實一生
20110527 - The Atlantic - Justice for Nanking Massacre
20110526 - 張盈盈新書 首刷售罄
20110526 - Writing With the Wind
20110525 - Wall Street Journal
20110525 - Pills linked to Death
20110525 - 化悲慟為力量
20110523 - 張盈盈與讀者對話
20110523 - 母親寫書療喪女之痛
20110522 - Museum of Chinese in America, New York
20110521 - Book Signing in NJ
20110519 - 張盈盈的啟示
20110518 - 卓絕愛女 風骨峭峻
20110515 - San Jose Mercury News : Mother's New Memoir
20110514 - Los Altos Patch
Behind the Scenes

20110513 - San Francisco Chronicle
20110508 - 祝福傷心媽媽
20110508 - World Journal Magazine - 母親節特別報導
20110400 - Open Road Media
20090406 - Mom's Dedication
20041119 - LIFE Magazine - Iris Chang Memorial
2003 - Chinese Americans : Political, Social, Economic, and Cultural History - Iris Chang
1997 - Johns Hopkins University Magazine - Nightmare in Nanking
a letter to "The Japan Times" in memory of Iris Chang, a woman I so greatly admire!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
sato @poem.ocn.ne.jp
Date: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Subject: a letter to "The Japan Times" in memory of Iris Chang, a woman I so greatly admire!
To: info@irischang.net

If love means never having to say your "sorry", then Toru Hashimoto obviously has a great deal of affection for himself ("San Francisco hits sex slave remarks; Hashimoto defiant"). The co-moron of the 'Dai' Nippon Ishin no Kai is refusing to retract his offensive and historically inaccurate remarks about Japan's wartime sex slaves. This reader wonders if it's really necessary for the revisionist minded Osaka mayor to pursue his career in politics any further?!  He should quit his job while Japan still has a few friends left in places like San Francisco and New York City. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is asking Hashimoto to "man up" and offer his sincere apologies for his egregious sex slave remarks and, in all humility, retract everything he said. I doubt if a nationalistic fire-eater like Hashimoto could even begin to understand the concept of ‘humility’ and its inherent strength. He's all about arrogant defiance. Please Mr. Hashimoto, please understand that the historical veracity of Japan's WWII era involvement of cruel sexual slavery is very well documented. Many of the aging victims of this horrible wartime crime have given solemn testimony to the sexual and psychological abuse that was inflicted upon them over half-a-century ago. The horrors they experienced in Japan’s frontline ‘comfort stations’ continue to shatter their peace of mind even now. Such dark memories are a waking nightmare. How dare you insult the thousands upon thousands of sex slaves Japan so brutally coerced into harsh sexual servitude during WWII, Mr. Hashimoto? How dare you? Your ignorant and biased remarks are almost as reprehensible and vile as the repeated sexual assaults that these once young and innocent victims had had to endure during the war. Even former Japanese PM Yasuhiro Nakasone has given unwitting witness to the veracity of this dark chapter in Japan's wartime militarism. As for PM Shinzo Abe's recent full page advertisement in the "New Jersey Star Ledger" denying that Japan ever forced Asian (and European and Australian) females into sexual slavery, it deeply offends the intelligence and sensibilities of the global community. Abe has again brought shame on Japan. 'Dai' Nippon Ishin no kai and the LDP might claim that they’re trying to defend the dignity of the Japanese people and the honor of Japan, but their continued defiance and denial of Japan’s involvement in wartime sex slavery is having just the opposite affect on international opinion. How horrid that Shintaro Ishihara would not fault Toru Hashimoto for his ill considered remarks. Instead he says that Hashimoto should simply have kept such revisionist remarks to himself! This is the very attitude that the city of San Francisco heartily condemns.      

It's understable that 'Dai' Nippon Ishin no kai's approval rating now stands at 2% in Japan!! Hashimoto's political ambitions might be finished, but why not Ishihara's as well? He's been the Osaka mayor's revisionist mentor all along. Toru Hashimoto's continued defiance is the biggest mistake he could possibly make. If he continues to win elections in Osaka, this will only confirm the worst fears of many political leaders and concerned citizens in places like California, New York, and New Jersey about Japan's sham remorse for its many gruesome wartime crimes. Very likely Japan’s remorse will become more "sincere" only when American consumers begin to boycott Japanese imports, perhaps as a sign of solidarity with the people of China and Korea. It's time for Hashimoto and his political ilk to be given the boot. Kick them out. Kick them down the stairs and out the door.  

About five or six year ago a group of revisionist minded Japanese citizens placed a full page advertisement in “The New York Times” denying Japan’s involvement in wartime sexual slavery.  Since then there’s been a great deal more sympathy expressed towards all the victims of Japan’s “Comfort Women” slavery across the northeast United States, and now such sympathy is growing in California. If these Japanese morons can’t recognize historical fact, they should at least have the good sense to keep their mouths shut, keep their revisionist opinions to themselves. The world doesn’t want to know.  Don’t try to air your ‘whitewashed’ dirty laundry on the world’s stage.   I wish Iris Chang had lived long enough to see the growing global support for those who oppose Japan’s revisionist historians and amnesiac politicians.  She felt so lonely at the end of her life, rightfully fearing that no one cared about the “forgotten Holocaust”, the rape of Nanking. Don’t worry Iris,  the world does care and cares very deeply.  Your heroic efforts to fight Japan’s revisionist were not in vain.    

from Robert McKinney (Otaru, Japan)   I’m a former English teacher at Indiana State U. and at Waseda U. in Tokyo, Japan. The most popular of English language newspapers in Japan has published over 100 of my letters in the past thirteen years. Many of these letters voiced outrage towards Japan’s rightwing amnesiac revisionists who would deny their nation’s past atrocities and war crimes.  As Ernest Hemingway would have said, Iris fought the good fight and she will always be honored for her courage and devotion to the truth.  

Here’s my most recent letter published in “The Japan Times” just last Sunday:   

Mysogynists’ hijacking Japan

Jun 16, 2013 Online: Jun 16, 2013

Print: Jun 16, 2013
Last Modified: Jun 16, 2013


Regarding the June 8 Kyodo article “Forcibly recruited Korean sex slaves a myth: lawmaker“: Swarms of Japanese misogynistic morons seem to inhabit the Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party). Is there something in the water?

How can so many Japanese leaders sound so amnesiac and heartless on the sex-slave issue? Is Lower House lawmaker Nariaki Nakayama trying to provoke economic and political hostility from South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and the United States? And why would any Japanese woman want to participate in such an extreme right-wing political organization?

As America pivots toward Asia, Japan seems to be pivoting toward its most inglorious past. Japan might very well pivot right off the world stage, becoming very isolated internationally.

Please, Japan, don’t let these guys hijack your country. It’s a myth that anyone in the Nippon Ishin has any knowledge of history or Asian culture beyond the shores of Japan. Japan really does have first-class industries, second-class housing and third-class politicians. Did Nakayama actually refer to Korean parents who lost their young daughters to Japan’s wartime military brothels as “cowards”? Has he no knowledge of Japan’s brutal colonial rule of Korea? Is such speech itself not the words of a coward?

ROBERT MCKINNEY Otaru, Hokkaido The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.