“The Undaunted Women of Nanking: The Wartime Diaries of Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-fang”

“The Undaunted Women of Nanking: The Wartime Diaries of Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-fang” edited and translated by Prof. Hua-ling Hu and Prof. ZHANG Lian-Hong is released in June and available in the bookstores. This is the FIRST day-to-day diary comparison between Minnie Vautrin’s diary, and Tsen Shui-fang’s diary during the Rape of Nanking.
See http://www.siupress .com/product/ Undaunted- Women-of- Nanking,5443. aspx for details.

” About the Book

….. Among these humanitarian heroes was Minnie Vautrin, an American missionary and acting president of Ginling College. She and Tsen Shui-fang, her Chinese assistant and a trained nurse, turned the college into a refugee camp, which protected more than 10,000 women and children during the height of the ordeal. …

The Undaunted Women of Nanking juxtaposes the two women’s wartime diaries day-by-day from December 8, 1937, through March 1, 1938. Both diaries provide vital eyewitness accounts of the Rape of Nanking and are unique in their focus on the Ginling refugee camp and the sufferings of women and children. Tsen Shui-fang’s diary is the only known daily account by a Chinese national written during the crisis and not retrospectively. …… Tsen Shui-fang’s diary has never before been published in English, and this is its first translation.

Editors Hua-ling Hu and Zhang Lian-hong have added many informative annotations to the diary entries from sources including the proceedings of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial of 1946, Vautrin’s correspondence, John Rabe’s diary, and other historical documents. …..some of which appear in print here for the first time. ”

It is an honor that AOHWA can play a small role in the publishing of this book.

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