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Nationalism and the Nanjing Massacre

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Author: Matson, Emily Marie
Advisor: Wilcox, Emily
Committee Members: Han, Eric; Canning, Craig N.; Hart, Sophia
Issued Date: 4/13/2012
Subjects: Sino-Japanese relations
China
History
International Relations
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/16787
Description: In both mainland China and in the international community, the Nanjing Massacre has evolved into a symbolic representation of Japanese cruelty, the culmination of atrocities in the Century of Humiliation and the Second Sino-Japanese War. In historiography, it has been used as a symbol of the barbarity and ruthlessness of the Japanese army. The focus of this thesis is the historiography of the Nanjing Massacre and how it as a symbol was used during the Jiang era in the Patriotic Education Campaign, becoming a contributing factor in the deteriorating of Sino-Japanese relations during that time.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Global Studies


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