Genocide Research: Nanjing Massacre

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  • Topic: Second Sino-Japanese War, Nanjing, Nanking Massacre
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Genocide Research Project Questions and Instructions
Research Reminders
* Each student must answer all questions.
* Record references for all information used to answer the questions. (copy and paste to a word document or save to your H: drive or print a copy) * Only research will be conducted today. You will not work on your presentation until all research is completed. * You must get information from 9 sources, most from Galileo. * In Galileo, select History References and Full Text. Enter your country and genocide as search terms. * You will have to READ the articles to find information. Write the answers, cut and paste, or type into your word document with a reference to the source. * Use the citation option to get the APA citation for the source. Copy and paste into your word document.

All questions must be answered with correct source citations by the end of class. This assignment will count as a quiz grade.

You can access the word document on Edmodo or Ms. Youse’s webpage. Open it and save it to your H: drive before you begin your research.

Name _______________ Date ___________ Period______ Country___________

Research Questions, Answers, and Sources

1. What historical, cultural, social events led to this particular case of genocide? In December 1937, the then-Chinese capital of Nanjing fell to the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). China, under the control of the Nationalist government (the KMT), had been engaged in full-scale conflict with Japan since July of that year in what is known as the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). During 1937, Japanese forces captured several major Chinese cities, including Shanghai, whose taking enabled the invading army to advance on the capital. By the time the IJA entered an already-bombarded Nanjing on December 13, the KMT had withdrawn its army, leaving the city officially defenceless.

Source: Kinney, D. (2012). Rediscovering a massacre: The filmic legacy of Iris Chang's The...
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