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10 thoughts on “Nanking Reuiem

  1. says:

    Rarely do I uit a book once started but I closed Nanjing Reuiem after about 140 pages Ha Jin wanted to write a history of the Rape of Nanjing i

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    I read this book because I thought a novel would be a better way for me to read about the Japanese occupation of Nanjing Reportage of atrocities can de sensitize us so that they have less impact and you care less about the victims F

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    I appreciate what the author has done here educated us about the rape Nanjing I didn't know a thing about it til

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    Ha Jin never goes for the jugular His cool reserved style works to his advantage in Nanjing Reuiem The facts are so horrific that letting too much emotion creep into the narrative could take it over the edge into Grand GuignolThe foc

  5. says:

    too boringthis reads like journalism not a novel

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    Ha Jin provides an empathetic history in his telling of this event that is freuently overlooked in our tellings of the history of the mid 20th century The first half of the novel deals with themes of heroism and justice as the protagonists try to protect thousands of women and children from the invading Imperial Army Exploring the

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    Sadly I don't have anything positive to say about this book It's been on my to read list for ages and I've long been interested in the story of the Nanjing massacre Nanjing Reuiem was a major disappointment and it read to me as if written in t

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    I really wanted to like this book Jin's Waiting and The Crazed are two of my favorite books and I pre ordered this book on so I could get it as soon as it came outI was underwhelmed though While I did learn a lot about the occupation of Nanjing and especially the role of foreigners in the city during the time the book was strangely unengaging The book is all told at a strange emotional remove making the storytelling seem

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    While I found the opening sections of this book riveting and horrifying the slow pace and dwelling on minute details left me struggling to keep up my interest as the novel progressed Clearly a subject worthy of exploration and revela

  10. says:

    I found this to be a very interesting novel about Jinling Women’s College in Nanjing in 1937 as the Japanese invade the city One of the most horrifying sites of war crimes this novel focuses on Minnie Vautrin’s extraordinary efforts turning the college into a refugee camp for women and children For her efforts she was awarded

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Nanking Reuiem

Elfare of the Chinese men and women who work there She is painfully mistaken In the aftermath of the invasion the school becomes a refugee camp for than ten thousand homeless women and children and Vautrin must struggle day after day to intercede on behalf of the hapless victims Even when order and civility are eventually restored Vautrin remains deeply embattled and she is haunted by the lives she could not saveWith e. too boringthis reads like journalism not a novel

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Xtraordinarily evocative precision Ha Jin re creates the terror the harrowing deprivations and the menace of unexpected violence that defined life in Nanjing during the occupation In Minnie Vautrin he has given us an indelible portrait of a woman whose convictions and bravery prove in the end to be no match for the maelstrom of history At once epic and intimate Nanjing Reuiem is historical fiction at its most resonant. I really wanted to like this book Jin s Waiting and The Crazed are two of my favorite books and I pre ordered this book on so I could get it as soon as it came outI was underwhelmed though While I did learn a lot about the occupation of Nanjing and especially the role of foreigners in the city during the time the book was strangely unengaging The book is all told at a strange emotional remove making the storytelling seem wooden and sometimes strained Jin also had the very bad habit of not telling things as they happen seuentially but mentioning past events only when they are part of the arc of the current event This is no simply non chronological storytelling but instead a fractured discontinuous narrative Instead of letting all of the events build together story arcs are pulled out and dealt with somewhat separately so that it is a series of vignettes and not one arcing narrativeSometimes I wondered if the storytelling was hampered by the fact that is is about actual people and actual events and it made Jin hesitant to write with his normal emotional resonance because he didn t want to climb into the heads of actual people The story seemed particularly ill served by the first person narration of his fictionalized character nothing than a cipher that Jin used to tell the stories of the other peopleThe tragic arc of Minnie Vautrin is so moving but it s real emotional power was lost a bit in this disjointed and detached novel

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The award winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century the Rape of Nanjing In 1937 with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing Minnie Vautrin an American missionary and the dean of Jinling Women’s College decides to remain at the school convinced that her American citizenship will help her safeguard the w. I appreciate what the author has done here educated us about the rape Nanjing I didn t know a thing about it till I picked up this book But where I was expecting a historical novel about a strong missionary woman named Minnie I got just what I said above the rape of Nanjing The first part of the book is one brutality after another page after page of rape sexual molesting and deforming of women head slashing and even urinating on children The Japanese committed the foulest of acts The second part is the aftermath The raped women are now pregnant or committing suicide Older women are sent home from the refuge only to be raped in the streets Food is going missing from the soup kitchen The world is not hearing the right story of Nanjing Women are trying to get their husbands out of prisonwork campsIn the third part Minnie tries to pick up the pieces of what is left of her schoolThis was supposed to be a novel but it read like a war report It completely lacked a personal feel The narrator had a husband and children and rarely said anything about them I didn t learn anything about Minnie that I couldn t find by googling or looking at Wiki I wanted inside her head I never got there Where does she sleep Does she cry herself to sleep How does she FEEL What were her hopes and dreams Her past It told me about nothing except the fall of Nanjing

  • Hardcover
  • 303
  • Nanking Reuiem
  • Ha Jin
  • English
  • 04 August 2018
  • 9780307379764

About the Author: Ha Jin

Ha Jin is the pen name of Jin Xuefei a novelist poet short story writer and Professor of English at Boston UniversityHa Jin writes in English about China a political decision post Tiananmen Suare