Date Thesis Awarded


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Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)


Global Studies


Emily Wilcox

Committee Members

Eric Han

Craig N. Canning

Sophia Hart


In both mainland China and in the international community, the Nanjing Massacre has evolved into a symbolic representation of Japanese cruelty, the culmination of atrocities in the Century of Humiliation and the Second Sino-Japanese War. In historiography, it has been used as a symbol of the barbarity and ruthlessness of the Japanese army. The focus of this thesis is the historiography of the Nanjing Massacre and how it as a symbol was used during the Jiang era in the Patriotic Education Campaign, becoming a contributing factor in the deteriorating of Sino-Japanese relations during that time.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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