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i just spoke of her a couple weeks ago to one of my profs.
i had found the book that refuted her beliefs about the nanking rapes
and it included a personal handwriten note from the author.

Author Iris Chang found dead
November 12, 2004

Iris Chang, a best-selling author who chronicled the Japanese occupation of China and the history of Chinese immigrants in the United States, was found dead in her car of a self-inflicted gunshot.

She was 36.

Chang won critical acclaim for her books The Rape of Nanking and The Chinese in America.

She was found on Highway 17 just south of Los Gatos, California, authorities said yesterday.

Investigators concluded that Chang, who was hospitalised recently for a breakdown, shot herself in the head. She had lived in San Jose with her husband and two-year-old son.

Born and educated in the United States, she worked briefly as a reporter for The Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune.

She left daily journalism to pursue her own writing.

At age 25, she published her first book, Thread of the Silkworm, which tells the story of Tsien Hsue-shen, the Chinese-born physicist who pioneered China's missile program after being driven from the United States during the Cold War.

In 1997, Chang published the international bestseller The Rape of Nanking, which described the rape, torture and killing of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians by Japanese soldiers in the former Chinese capital during the late 1930s.

The Chinese in America, published last year, is a history of Chinese immigrants and their descendants in the United States.

The late historian Stephen Ambrose described Chang as "maybe the best young historian we've got, because she understands that to communicate history, you've got to tell the story in an interesting way".

Chang suffered a breakdown and was hospitalised during a recent trip researching her fourth book about US soldiers who fought the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II, according to her former editor and agent Susan Rabiner.

Chang continued to suffer from depression after she was released from the hospital. In a note to her family, she asked to be remembered as the person she was before she became ill - "engaged with life, committed to her causes, her writing and her family", Rabiner said.


Ni Cuiping, 75, shows off her scar as Iris Chang, right, author of The Rape of Nanking, looks on during the opening of a conference in 2001.
Photo: AP

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having a super long typing thing going on in
[livejournal.com profile] malice_bd's LJ
here here
sorry about that

i'm all rambly n stuff

and i'm talking about religion and science and ethics and deja vu and i've finally got to the sex bits

i think i should stop soon
my head is really woooozie
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seems the site is still propogating
well the stuff i posted yesterday will be on the old one so those will just have to be transfered over.
but while doing the site stuff, i found some older images
that means a mini posting frenzy!!!

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here's a [livejournal.com profile] hypnox shot

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how many drunk slants can you fit into Bondage A GoGo?

plan 9 played this nite


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so like FOREVER ago
i shot with brad miller

the shoot took all day
and make up too half of that day
there were so many people there as dead bodies and they had make up too
brad had this idea to do me up like this asian pirate chick that supposedly terrorized the seas and dispatched and used men like cash in a junkie's hands.
hmm Cheng I Sao was her name i believe.

oh and brad's stuff can be found at

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me shot by [livejournal.com profile] lithiumpicnic
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trying to use my slight bit of free time while i'm sick to get things in order for the future,
namely that next Euro bounce.
so i've written the usual suspects over in the UK and the continent to make my trip fruitful.

next up, those shoots for my site and for fun!
just gotta confirm the $$ dates first - as usual.

just in case... i suppose i will start to bug some ppl about shooting to warn em tho...


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