Massacre or Genocide? Redefining the Sook Ching

  title={Massacre or Genocide? Redefining the Sook Ching},
  author={Lauralei Keiko Singsank},
  journal={Undergraduate Research Journal},
Sook Ching is a Chinese term meaning “purge through cleansing.” Operation Sook Ching took place in Singapore from February 21 to March 4, 1942. It was a military operation carried out by the Japanese with the intent of executing anti-Japanese Chinese men between the ages of 18 and 50. Ultimately, it is impossible to know exactly how many people were killed; the official Japanese figure is 5,000, while unofficial estimates reach as high as 50,000. Men were called into screening centers where…