hist 102 nvcc need help with a discussion on the rape of naking
Discuss specific evidence from material about the Rape of Nanking (Nanjing), why this genocide occurred?
The use of the term “genocide” is usually credited to a Polish-Jewish legal scholar, Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959) when he used the term in his book, Axis Rule in Europe (1944). Thus, from the start, “genocide” was most closely applied in reference to the Jewish Holocaust carried out by the Nazis. In 1948 the United Nations adopted a Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which entered into effect in 1951, with a specific definition of genocide. Despite that convention, and the agreement of the signers to abolish genocide, it has continued to take place over the last fifty years in a variety of locales across the world.
Questions to be considered, but not required specifically; it’s most important to focus on the above question. Some other points that might be considered in the discussion:
How long had Japan and China been at war before the capture of Nanking?
Was there a Chinese resistance movement in the city during the Japanese occupation?
What role did foreigners play in Nanking during Japanese control of the city?
Were the Japanese ever held accountable for their actions in Nanking?
Was there a long history of less-than-good relations between China and Japan?
What role (if any) did Japanese culture play in provoking the genocide?
Three-page (Original) sample discussion (no longer than that), complete with footnotes. No images, but there is a need for citations of quoted evidence; an applicable sample works cited page.
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