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Nanjing requiem

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New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.
1st ed.
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303 pages ; 25 cm.
Main Library - Adult Fiction
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The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century: the Rape of Nanjing.   In 1937, with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vautrin--an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women's College--decides to remain at the school, convinced that her American citizenship will help her safeguard the welfare of the Chinese men and women who work there. She is painfully mistaken. In the aftermath of the invasion, the school becomes a refugee camp for more than ten thousand homeless women and children, and Vautrin must struggle, day after day, to intercede on behalf of the hapless victims. Even when order and civility are eventually restored, Vautrin remains deeply embattled, and she is haunted by the lives she could not save. With extraordinarily evocative precision, Ha Jin re-creates the terror, the harrowing deprivations, and the menace of unexpected violence that defined life in Nanjing during the occupation. In Minnie Vautrin he has given us an indelible portrait of a woman whose convictions and bravery prove, in the end, to be no match for the maelstrom of history.   At once epic and intimate, Nanjing Requiem is historical fiction at its most resonant.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Jin, H. (2011). Nanjing requiem. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jin, Ha, 1956-. 2011. Nanjing Requiem. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jin, Ha, 1956-, Nanjing Requiem. New York: Pantheon Books, 2011.

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Jin, Ha. Nanjing Requiem. New York: Pantheon Books, 2011. Print.

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