Monday, October 10, 2011


Asian Culture Center’s Over A Cup of Tea presents:
Ying-Ying Chang, author of “The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking”
October 13, 2011 (Thursday)
7-8:30pm. Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006

Ying-Ying Chang, mother of well-known late American writer and journalist Iris Chang, currently published a memoir on her beloved daughter.  Ying-Ying will give an overview of her book and discuss the major themes which include parents-children relationship, mother-daughter relationship, Iris’s passion and her American dream, the impacts of Iris’ three books on Asian history and human rights, and finally the causes of her suicide at age of 36. The Woman Who Could Not Forget is the story of Iris Chang’s life as told by her mother.

Iris Chang published international bestselling book, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II in 1997, examining one of the most tragic chapters of World War II: the slaughter, gang rape, and torture of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers in the former capital of China in 1937.

Co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program and Creative Writing Program
For more info, please email or call (812) 856-5361

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