Hsü, Documents of the Nanking Safety Zone

Shuhsi Hsü (Shuxi Xu) (ed.), Documents of the Nanking Safety Zone. Shanghai/Hongkong/Singapore 1939

Last updated: 23/06/2023

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Hsü was an Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Republic. The documents were collected from 1937 to 1939 as historical sources about the history of the Safety Zone in Nanjing and to document the misconduct of the Japanese forces. The choice of collection was mostly defined by coincidence, because the Chinese Council of International Affairs was not able to secure all documents of the Safety Zone Committee.

The collection is 167 pages long and consists of transcripts of the original documents, including letters to the Japanese embassy in Nanjing and lists of more than 200 recorded cases of crimes committed by the Japanese. They cover the period from December 1937 to February 1938. A small number of the documents can also be found in the collection within the editions of Rabe’s diaries.

24 pages of the collected documents can be accessed online on the webpage of the “International Military Tribunal For The Far East Digital Collection” of the University of Virginia.
URL: http://imtfe.law.virginia.edu/collections/sutton/7/27/documents-nanking-safety-zone (17/05/2023)

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