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By Anonym 17 Sep

Iris Chang

Looking back upon millennia of history, it appears clear that no race or culture has monopoly on wartime cruelty. The veneer of civilization seems to be exceedingly thin – one that can be easily stripped away, especially by the stresses of war.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

The spoken word vanished with the wind. Likewise, the unrecorded life disappears as if it never existed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston, probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iris Chang

Please believe in THE POWER OF ONE.  One person can make an enormous difference in the world. One person - actually, one idea - can start a war, or end one, or subvert an entire power structure. One discovery can cure a disease or spawn new technology to benefit or annihilate the human race. You as ONE individual can change millions of lives. Think big. Do not limit your vision and do not ever compromise your dreams or ideals.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

I have certainly amassed many historical research gathering skills.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

They probably do have an Asian Barbie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

Almost all people have this potential for evil, which would be unleashed only under certain dangerous social circumstances.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

When you believe you have a future, you think in terms of generations and years. When you do not, you live not just by the day — but by the minute.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

When the Chinese first came to San Francisco, they were actually welcomed by the mayor and they had special ceremonies for them-again this is when their colony was very small, only a few Chinese.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iris Chang

It is very difficult to hang onto the relics of history.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iris Chang

It's much more difficult to work on a broad subject than on a specific one, because even if it's hard to find the information, if you look hard enough for something specific you will find it, and you will discover things that you wouldn't have thought of before.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

There isn't much in the way of pure communist spirit, because the whole nation seems to be engaged in capitalistic enterprises. Much of the country still operates under government control.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iris Chang

Somebody who was born in this country who visited China would later face difficulty getting back in to the USA. We have to keep in mind that the struggles of the Chinese against these exclusion laws really laid down the foundations of civil rights law.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

The whole story of the comfort women, the system of forced sexual slavery, the medical experiments of Unit 731, is not something that is in the US psyche. That is changing because many books are coming out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

If the conditions were right there could be great acceptance. Often it is only when they pose an economic or political threat that it turns really ugly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

For some reason, I seem to be bothered whenever I see acts of injustice and assaults on people's civil liberties. I imagine what I write in the future will follow in that vein. Whether it's fiction or non-fiction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iris Chang

Its a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

Books are the ultimate way for writers to reach immortality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

I may attempt a novel. I think that no matter what you write, it requires being honest with oneself, and you have to pull yourself out of the whirlwind of daily life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Iris Chang

I don't mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Iris Chang

Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

The worst... was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali women after their failed rebellion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Iris Chang

Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.