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HA JIN's previous books include the internationally best-selling Waiting, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award; War Trash, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award; the story collections Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and Ocean of Words, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award; and three books of poetry.
Another amazing, hard hitting book written about the period of Japan's occupation of China and the atrocities which occured when the Japanese army overtook Nanjing. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Watertheplants!
I am a long-time Ha Jin fan. When I heard about "Nanjing Requiem' I was excited to get my copy.
I am aware of the atrocities of World War II by the Japanese at Nanjing... Read more
The prose is sometimes a little awkward, but this story puts flesh on the bones of history. The history is well researched and it's sometimes hard to remember that it's fiction. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sharon Weakley
...and I really thought I would. I used to live in Japan, am from Hawaii, and so I thought this storyline would be right up my alley. Read morePublished 13 months ago by LCW
I have never been disappointed by any of Ha Jin's books and Nanjing Requiem is no exception. It's a compelling novel about foreigners running a school in China when it was invaded... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gypsy Laurie
The Japanese slaughtered and raped the civilian population as they stormed Nanjing at the beginning of what would become World War Two. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Alan Mills
While I found this historical topic very interesting, this is not the author's best work, in part because he seems to focus more on the historical details of the moment, instead of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by HardyBoy64
I am giving this book a 3, because I'd known nothing about this situation and am always glad to gain knowledge. Read morePublished 18 months ago by B. S. Diederich
Ha Jin tells the story of Nanjing through the life of an American missionary named Minnie Vautrin. Before the Japanese invade, she is the principal of a women's college in the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lynn Ellingwood