Wang “Jimmy” Changtien

Based on: Erwin Wickert (ed.), John Rabe. Der gute Deutsche von Nanking. Stuttgart 1997

Last updated: 30/05/2023

Wang was part of the Autonomous Government Committee (alternatively: Nanjing Self-Government Committee), that was founded by the Japanese authorities with Chinese collaborators. It used the insignia of the first Chinese Republic, as Rabe noted in his diary.

Before becoming a member of this committee, Wang worked as auctioneer. On 9 January 1938, Wang informed Rabe of a plan by the Japanese army to tear down the refugee camps by force. In his diary, Rabe calls Wang “a secret member of the International Committee”.

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