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Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women,
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945,
  • Women missionaries,
  • Americans,
  • Nanjing, Battle of, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937,
  • Fiction

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During the 1937 attack on Nanjing, American missionary and women"s college dean Minnie Vautrin decides to remain at her school during a violent Japanese attack that renders the school a refugee center for ten thousand women and children.

Edition Notes

Other titlesNanjing requiem :
StatementHa Jin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.I6 N36 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p. :
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25193108M
ISBN 100307379760
ISBN 109780307379764
LC Control Number2010047608
OCLC/WorldCa683247720

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  “Nanjing Requiem” not only recounts Minnie’s story, it tells about a tiny expatriate community, which, fighting against time, built a Safety Zone, rescued thousands and . Book Summary In , with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vautrin - an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women's College - decides to remain at the school, convinced that her American citizenship will help her safeguard the welfare of the Chinese men and women who work there. She is painfully mistaken. About Nanjing Requiem. The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of . Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin available in Hardcover on , also read synopsis and reviews. The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel 5/5(1).