The Nanjing Massacre was one of the darkest times in Chinese history. Within six weeks, 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city of Nanjing were murdered. Tens of thousands of women and children were brutally raped.
This play is about Minnie Vautrin, the President of Ginling College, the first Chinese university to grant bachelor's degrees to female students. An ordinary woman from rural Illinois, and the daughter of hardworking French immigrants, she not only saved lives during the massacre, but also served in China for 28 years, empowering women through education. Vautrin harbored upwards of 10,000 women and children on the Ginling campus during the Japanese invasion of Nanjing.
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We won't turn away anyone who is struggling and cannot afford a ticket. Afterall, the lifetime goal of Minnie Vautrin was to empower women and serve the poor. If you need scholarship for the ticket, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay what is comfortable for you.
Forever Ginling- A play written by Jenny Chan, Cheng Yu, and Celena Tasabia. Based on American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking: The Courage of Minnie Vautrin, by Dr. Hua-ling Hu. The Undaunted Women of Nanking: The Wartime Diaries of Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-Fang, editted and translated by Dr. Hua-Ling Hu and Dr. Lian-Hong Zhang, and The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang. Projections of the photos used by the play is from Yale Divinity Archive.
Foundation Honoring Nanjing Massacre Survivors
We honor the wishes of Nanking Massacre survivors to raise awareness about the history through art and discussion.
1. Commemorate the history of Nanjing Massacre
2. Educate the public by utilizing different artistic mediums including theater, photo exhibitions, and documentaries.
3. Build a diverse community of supporters in the Bay Area that support peace and fight against genocide denial
4. Encourage dialogues on humanity, peace, and global community.
The wikipedia page about the event is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre
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