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Nanping Massacre?

Postby rhyno_dagreat » Thu 06.14.2007 1:14 am

I'm not here to cause strife, but I am wondering what people's thoughts are here on the subject of the Nanping Massacre. I would especially like to see what native Japanese have to say about that.
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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby rhyno_dagreat » Thu 06.14.2007 11:33 pm

Will anyone respond to me on this subject matter or is it something everyone here wishes to ignore?
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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby coco » Thu 06.14.2007 11:55 pm

I have my thought about this. But you should read the forum rules before you create a thread.
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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 06.15.2007 12:52 am

I agree with Coco. This is just inviting a flame-war.

It would be like going to a german board, and asking what everyone thought about Nazis.

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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby a_iwai » Fri 06.15.2007 9:46 am

Did you confuse "Nanjing " and "Nanping"? Or did you intentionally spell so?

I agree coco-san said, too. So, I will not say anymore.
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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby AJBryant » Fri 06.15.2007 5:52 pm

Ditto. I'm currently translating a book on Nanking -- it's one of a series, so to speak, that have really changed my perspective on the whole affair. For that reason, I always dread the subject coming up because a lot of details from the work I'm doing are fresh in my mind, but I don't want to start flame wars or arguments.


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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby ghosthacker » Fri 06.15.2007 9:01 pm

My Grandfather fought the Japanese during world war two. So in a way I now love the culture of the folks who where, at one point, trying to keep me form being here :)

I would think you would need to speak to folks from that time to get a good accounting on what someone thinks of that event and relations with Japan today.

It was their war after all.
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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby doinkies » Fri 06.15.2007 10:13 pm

Like many WWII events, the Nanjing Massacre is a sensitive and controversial topic among many people in both Japan and other Asian countries. And threads on such sensitive and controversial topics often get very heated, and spoil the atmosphere of the forum. We have the 'no politics or religion' rule on here for a reason and I think that extends to other controversial topics too. However, there are many other forums where I think your question will be better received.
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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby Kenitai » Wed 09.26.2007 6:18 am

I also have my thought on it.

Although it was, as it was said to be, terrible, the imperial army of Japan is to be blamed at that time. So I think, that makes sense we can't blame the rest of the Japanese civilization, at that time. And if I remember it clear, I did hear in some documentary, someone explained the common Japanese were as slaves to the Imperial Japanese empire. In any way, atleast forced to support the imperial power.

Similar to Nazi Germany, the military might of Hitler killed the Jews, and we can't put the blame of all of the German people.

That's how my thoughts are on it.
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RE: Nanping Massacre?

Postby AJBryant » Wed 09.26.2007 7:48 pm

I thought this thread had been killed. Sorry.

Locked now. :)


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