Why Chinese are still wary of the Japanese

A new documentary, Nanking, explores the Nanjing massacre of 1937, when Japanese soldiers wreaked havoc , raping, pillaging and killing indiscriminately in the Chinese city of Nanjing. This event remains a key barrier to good relations between China and Japan as many in Japan refuse to acknowledge that atrocities were committed in Nanjing. The documentary’s backer is a successful businessman who found the story intriguing after learning about the suicide of author Iris Chang, who wrote a well-known non-fiction book about the massacre, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II. To learn more about the making of the movie and the man behind it, read this New York Times article on Ted Leonsis.