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The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II: The Massacre of Nanjing – 80th Anniversary Symposium in Honor of Minnie Vautrin and Iris Chang

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
iris chang, minnie vautrin, najing massacre, sino-japanese relations, world war ii history
Sponsor
Program in Arms Control and Domestic International Security (ACDIS), Office of the Provost, Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Department of Physics, Program in Jewish Culture and Society, School of Journalism, University Laboratory High School, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives
Location
Levis Faculty Center, Room 300 (919 West Illinois Street Urbana)
Date
Dec 16, 2017   9:30 am - 6:00 pm  
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SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM


9:30 AM

  • Introduction - Matthias Grosse Perdekamp, ACDIS-UIUC
  • Welcome - UIUC Provost Wilkin
  • Welcome - Consul SHEN Qiwen, Director for Political and Press Affairs, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago

10:00 AM

Panel A: The Nanjing Massacre and the Events that Led to the Fall of the Chinese Capital

  • Remembering Kangzhan: World War II in China - Dr. Poshek Fu, UIUC
  • The Massacre of Nanjing and the International Safety Zone - Dr. Suping Lu, University of Nebraska

11:30 AM

  • Coffee Break

11:45 AM

  • Minnie Vautrin and Her Diary during the Rape of Nanking - Dr. Hua-Ling Hu
  • Panel Discussion

1:00 PM

  • Lunch

2:30 PM

Panel B: Relations between the U.S., Japan, and China in Light of Past Conflict

  • Long-term Impact of Violence and War on Individuals and Society - TBN
  • Modern Sino-Japanese Relations in Light of Past Conflict - Dr. Caroline Rose, University of Leeds, UK (TBC)

4:00 PM

  • Coffee Break

4:15 PM

  • Forgotten or Ignored? Cold War Perception of the Asian Holocaust in the U.S. - Dr. Shau-Jin Chang
  • Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanjing - Recalling the Forgotten Holocaust of WW II - Dr. Ying-Ying Chang
  • Panel Discussion

6:00 PM

  • End Of Session

 

This symposium is organized by Program in Arms Control and Domestic International Security (ACDIS) and co-sponsored by Office of the Provost, Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, Department of Physics, Program in Jewish Culture and Society, School of Journalism, University Laboratory High School, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives. For more information click here.

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