In Japan, China, the United States and beyond, arguably no Japanese wartime atrocity against China is more widely known than the Nanjing Massacre.  Whatever the significance of mere name recognition, however, the history and memory of the Nanjing Massacre are profoundly complex. Indeed, even the phrase “Nanjing Massacre” (hereafter NM) remains contested, and to this day there are circles within which the words cannot be spoken without stirring deep feeling and disagreement.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Yoshida, Takashi, "The Nanjing Massacre. Changing Contours of History and Memory in Japan, China, and the U.S." (2006). History Faculty Publications. 3.
“The Nanjing Massacre: Changing Contours of History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States.” Japan Focus (http://www.japanfocus.org/), (December 26, 2006). (Refereed) - OA