The Rape Of Nanking And The Three Of The Art Works During World War II

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Korea was Japanese colony from 1910 to 1945. Korea had to endure many adversities and hardships during the Japanese colonial period. Japanese did not treat Koreans as a human. They fiercely ignored and brutally harassed Koreans, as they wanted to. At a similar time, during World War II, Japanese did nasty and cruel brutalities to the Chinese as they did to the Koreans. After the World War II, Chinese still have many problems that have not been apologized by Japanese. One of the problems that Chinese faced during the war was the rape. Women were the most vulnerable existence during the war, and they were easiest existence to control. We can learn how the horror of the war affects on women. Through out the Iris Chang’s The Rape of Nanking and the three of the art works during World War II, which are Henri Matisse’s Daisies in 1939, Wilhelm Freddie’s Portable Garbo in 1941, and Jean Dubuffet’s Two Nude Woman in 1942, we can recognize how the book and art use the same object, women in different point of view. The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang exposed the atrocities of the Japanese military during the World War II in the Chinese capital city, Nanking. Iris Chang is a Chinese American who was born and raised in the United States. She depicts the inhumane violence committed by the Japanese army during the war through various records and interview materials of survivors. From the perspective of Japan, victim, and the America and Europe, she states how Japan, bold by the silence
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