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Books: ‘Nanjing Requiem’: Missionary at a massacre

Published 12/22/2011, The Seattle Times

In “Nanjing Requiem,” novelist Ha Jin writes of this massacre through the true-life experiences of Minnie Vautrin, an American missionary credited with saving as many as 10,000 lives during the city’s invasion and occupation. Vautrin, dean of the Jinling Women’s College, turned her campus into a refuge for women and children and risked her life to stave off the atrocities of Japanese soldiers.

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