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Rape of Nanking Research Guide: Home

This guide contains primary and secondary sources about the events surrounding the Rape of Nanking.

Resources to Help Find Primary and Secondary Sources for Rape of Nanking

Welcome to the Research Guide for the Rape of Nanking (also called the Nanjing Massacre). This is a compilation of Library and other credible web resources. If you choose outside sourcesMemorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanking Massacre, please evaluate carefully. 

Keywords recommended for searches include: Rape of Nanking, Japanese Invasion, Nanking Atrocities, Nanjing Atrocities, and Nanjing Massacre.

Strategies/Techniques for Handling Hot Topics

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Conducting academic research on hot topics can be tricky. Make sure you

  • choose your sources carefully (avoid misinformation) and understand the author's intentions and/or bias.
  • stick to the facts and logic in your own argument or discussion
  • recognize the emotional aspect of dealing with controversial topics

For more information, visit the Media Literacy Research Guide.

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