Iris Chang

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Iris Chang

Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Death 9 Nov 2004 (aged 36)
Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Plot Holy Family
Memorial ID 9791739 View Source
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Author, Journalist. She published the work "The Rape of Nanking" in 1997, and received critical acclaim for her researching and depiction of the mass rape and murder committed by Imperial Japaneses Forces in Nanking, China in 1937 and 1938. She also published the works "The Chinese in America" and "Thread of the Silkworm." She died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 36, having battled depression as a result of the acclaim and controversy from her works.


Beloved Wife and Mother, Author and Historian, Human Rights Activist


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Iris Chang (28 Mar 1968–9 Nov 2004), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9791739, citing Gate Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .