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238 INDEX Hua-ling Hu received her doctorate in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has taught Chinese language and literature at CU-Boulder as well as modern Chinese history at the National Chiao Tung University of Taiwan and several other universities. She also served as an editor for the Journal of the Studies of Japanese Aggression against China for six years. Currently , she is a consultant at the Center for Studies on the Nanjing Massacre of Nanjing Normal University. She has published five books, including American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking: The Courage of Minnie Vautrin (2000) and two Chinese versions of Minnie Vautrin’s biography, one published in Taipei (1997) and the other in Beijing (2000). In 1998, she received the Chinese Literary and Arts Medal of Honor in Biography in Taiwan for Ginling Forever: A Biographical Account of Minnie Vautrin. Zhang Lian-hong received his doctorate in history from Nanjing University. He is a professor of history and chairman of the Center for Studies on the Nanjing Massacre of Nanjing Normal University, as well as associate chairman of the Modern Chinese Historical Society of Kiangsu Province and Nanjing Historical Society. He has coauthored and coedited many works in Chinese, including Heartstring Memory: The Nanjing Massacre and the Chinese Society, A History of Ginling College, and Collections of Historical Source Materials on the Nanjing Massacre: Oral History by the Survivors. Hu and Zhang were featured in a documentary, Minnie Vautrin, produced by Shantung Television and Motion Pictures and broadcast on Central China Television (CCTV) and Phoenix Television of Hong Kong in October 2002. Women’s Theological School, 153 World War II, 1, 170 Wu. See Wei Szi-fu Wu, Blanche, 45, 48, 50, 81, 90, 136; Bible classes and, 152, 218n19; biographical information on, 211n16; chickens from, 53, 109, 144–145; Christmas Day and, 65, 66; illness of, 144, 150, 159, 162, 163, 164; work of, 186 Wu Ai-deh (Wu Ai-djin), 116, 119 Wu Ai-djin. See Wu Ai-deh Wuchang, 119 Wuhsi. See Wusih Wuhu, 75, 145, 212n15 Wusih (Wuhsi), 24, 26, 207n6 Wu Yi-fang (Ginling president), 33, 53, 58, 74, 87, 88, 91, 95, 96, 103, 146, 203n7, 213n9; departure of, 7, 173–174; looting from, 54; subsidy for Tsen and, 12–13 Yan, Y. G., 150 Yang, Miss, 152 Yang, Mr., 46, 211n17 Yang Szi-fu, 24, 70 Yangtze, dead bodies in, 163 Yasui, Mr., 156 Yen Dz Gi. See Yen Tzu Chi Yen En-wen, 115 Yen Tzu Chi (Yen Dz Gi; Swallow Cliff), 83, 149, 213n6 youth service corps, 66 Yuen, P. T., 83, 95, 213n5 Zaudig (foreign national), 211n29 +X,QGH[LQGG $0 The Undaunted Women of NANKING p The Wartime Diaries of Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-fang p Edited and translated by Hua-ling Hu and Zhang Lian-hong Hu and Zhang Southern Illinois University Press The Undaunted Women of Nanking The Wartime Diaries of Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-fang $29.95 usd isbn 0-8093-2963-8 isbn 978-0-8093-2963-2 During the infamous “Rape of Nanking,” a brutal military occupation of Nanking , China, that began in December 1937, it is estimated that Japanese soldiers killed between 200,000 and 300,000 Chinese and raped between 20,000 and 80,000 women. In response to the atrocities, a group of westerners organized the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone and attempted to shelter refugees. Among these humanitarian heroes was Minnie Vautrin, an American missionary and acting president of Ginling College. She and Tsen Shui-fang, her Chinese assistant and a trained nurse, turned the college into a refugee camp, which protected more than 10,000 women and children during the height of the ordeal. Even though both women were exhausted mentally and physically from caring for so many, they kept detailed diaries during the massacre. The Undaunted Women of Nanking juxtaposes the two women’s wartime diaries day-by-day from December 8, 1937, through March 1, 1938. Both diaries provide vital eyewitness accounts of the Rape of Nanking and are unique in their focus on the Ginling refugee camp and the sufferings of women and children. Tsen Shui-fang’s diary is the only known daily account by a Chinese national written during the crisis and not retrospectively . As such, it records a unique perspective : that of a woman grappling with feelings of anger, sorrow, and compassion as she witnesses the atrocities being committed in her war...


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Subject Headings

  • Ginling College (Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China) -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
  • Women missionaries -- China -- Diaries.
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- China -- Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng).
  • Vautrin, Minnie, 1886-1941 -- Diaries.
  • Tsen, Shui-fang, 1875-1969 -- Diaries.
  • Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937 -- Personal narratives.
  • Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China) -- Biography.
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Atrocities.
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- Personal narratives.
  • Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
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