Forgetting and Denying: Iris Chang, the Holocaust and the Challenge of Nanking

  title={Forgetting and Denying: Iris Chang, the Holocaust and the Challenge of Nanking},
  author={David Bruce Macdonald},
  journal={International Politics},
This article problematizes representations of Chinese victimization during World War II as a ‘Holocaust’ or ‘Forgotten Holocaust’. Literature on the Jewish Holocaust suggests that comparing other genocides to it benefits the non-Jewish group. Opinions differ as to whether Jewish history suffers, and whether such comparisons are justified. Using studies of the rape of Nanking in 1937 by Iris Chang and Chinese Diaspora groups, I argue that while using the Holocaust as a means of packaging Chinese… 
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