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Author talk at East Asian Library; Sat. May 21st

Members of the Rutgers community and the general public are invited to a talk and book signing by Dr. Ying-Ying Chang, author of The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking, on Saturday May 21st starting at 2:00 pm. The event will be held on the 4th floor of Alexander Library in New Brunswick.

Dr. Chang's book is a memoir about her daughter Iris Chang, an iconic Chinese American author born in New Jersey. During a writing career cut short by her tragic death in 2004, Iris Chang produced three highly acclaimed books: The Chinese in America: A Narrative History (2003), The Rape of Nanking (1998), and Thread of the Silkworm (1996, a biography of Qian Xuesen, pioneering scientist of the Chinese missile program).

This author talk and book signing, which is free and open to the public, is the first stop of Ying-Ying Chang's East Coast book tour. Editorial reviews of the new book can be found at Amazon's book page.

The event is cosponsored by the New Jersey chapter of ALPHA (Association for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia) and other local groups.

For more information on this event, please contact East Asian Librarian Tao Yang at

Posted May 10, 2011