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Commemorating the 1937 N anjing M assacre in words and pictures [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-12-13 14:17:44 |Display all floors
This morning 2500 visitors from far-flung corners of the world bowed their heads in the hallowed grounds of the Holocaust Museum commemorating the 67th anniversity of the Na njing Mas sacre of 1937.

You know perfectly well the reason for the "37" in my handle "wchao37" -- it is to commemorate the victims of that unspeakable blood bath, one that even Hitler's diplomatic corps in N anjing described as impossibly barbaric in the memos they sent back to Der Fuehrer at that hour.

So long as there is one Chinese alive in this world, we'll never forget what happened at Na njing in 1937. The figure of 300,000 is the result of meticulous research and is actually on the low side of the final tab. This does not include the other 50,000 murdered in the outskirts of Na njing city proper bringing the total in the Na njing area to 350,000.

Tom Cruise might have earned a million bucks playing the iconoclastic, guilt-ridden ex-captain who fought under George A. Custer at Little Big Horn and who ended up ironically fighting for the 'last samurai,' seemingly unaware that he was helping to perpetuate the myth of a death-defying lunatic.

We Chinese know far better than Tom Cruise as to what that sword presented to Emperor Meiji in 1877 meant -- it was to be the same sword used to chop off the heads of innocent Chinese at the Na njing Ma ssacre sixty years later.

One day we shall yet dig up the bones of Hirohito and deliver three hundred strokes with an iron whip (like Wu Zixu during China's Spring-Autumn period did when he whipped the bones of Cu Ping Huang ca. 494 B.C. to avenge the death of his father and brother at the hands of the cruel king) to allay the restless, turbulent souls of the 300,000 victims in Na njing in December, 1937.

Like the Foolish Old Man in Chinese folklore who removed the mighty Tai Heng mountains despite objections by the Wise Old Farrt by touching the Gods with hs determination, future generations of Chinese will see that this is done if we cannot finish the job in our present generation.  

That is a promise, not a threat.



Here's an English link to the M assacre:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N anjing_M assacre

(note that there's no space between the N and the "a" or the M and the "a."
when you paste the website address onto the browser)

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Post time 2004-12-13 17:42:22 |Display all floors

How many victims?

"This does not include the other 50,000 murdered in the outskirts of Nanjing city proper bringing the total in the Nanjing area to 250,000."

I do believe you mean 350,000, wchao.

300,000 in the city, plus 50,000 in the outskirts = 350,000.

Not 250,000.

No need to thank me for the correction.

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Post time 2004-12-13 23:03:55 |Display all floors

Hohohooooooo! Can we expect wchao37's bones to keep his promise?

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Post time 2004-12-13 23:50:18 |Display all floors

China Daily, please remove any disgusting posts from this thread

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Post time 2004-12-14 06:17:26 |Display all floors

Now enters the Little Red Guard shanhuang shouting

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Post time 2004-12-14 18:03:23 |Display all floors

China Daily,

I am truly disgusted that you let a ghost from the Japanese war dead shrine jump up and down on this thread that is dedicated to remember the more than 300,000 Chinese people killed/slaughtered by the animal Japanese 67 years ago.

Not on this one !!

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Post time 2004-12-14 18:33:46 |Display all floors

一位参加悼念活动的孩子点亮拼成“1937”图案的蜡烛

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