American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking

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American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking
First edition cover of American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking
Author Hua-ling Hu
Country United States
Language English
Subject Nanking Massacre
Genre Biography
Publisher Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date
December 2000
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 232 pp (first edition)
ISBN 0-8093-2386-9
OCLC 41355746

American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking: The Courage of Minnie Vautrin is a biographical book about American missionary Minnie Vautrin and her experience of the Nanking Massacre in 1937–1938. Written by historian Hua-ling Hu and published in 2000, the book recounts how Vautrin saved thousands of lives of women and children during the Nanking Massacre.[1] A notable source for the book were the diaries that Vautrin kept during the massacre; these were discovered by author Iris Chang during the research for her book The Rape of Nanking.[2]

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  1. ^ "American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking". Southern Illinois University. Archived from the original on 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  2. ^ Benson, Heidi (2005-04-17). "Historian Iris Chang won many battles/The war she lost raged within". SFGate. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 

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