American historian (1968–2004)wd:Q234338
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English, Chinese
educated at: Johns Hopkins University, University Laboratory High School, UIUC College of Media
occupation: human rights activist, journalist, writer, political activist
Iris Shun-Ru Chang (March 28, 1968 – November 9, 2004) was a Chinese American journalist, author of historical books and political activist. She is best known for her best-selling 1997 account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking, and in 2003, The Chinese in America: A Narrative History. Chang is the subject of the 2007 biography, Finding Iris Chang, and the 2007 documentary film Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking starring Olivia Cheng as Iris Chang. The independent 2007 documentary film Nanking was based on her work and dedicated to her memory.
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