A pawn shop owner in Minnesota claims to have discovered long-lost photos taken during the Nanjing Massacre.
In a video posted to TikTok with over 9.5 million views, Evan Kail says that a customer sent him an old album of photos from World War II with the intention of selling it. When he opened the album and inspected its contents, he found disturbing photos labeled as if they were taken during the December 1937 massacre, which lasted for six weeks and saw at least 200,000 Chinese civilians killed by the Imperial Japanese Army.
- On Aug. 19, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the office of Councilmember Kevin de León and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, released a request for ideas for conceptual proposals to develop a memorial for the victims of the 1871 Chinese Massacre.
- The mass killing, which has been largely forgotten, saw a mob of hundreds murder at least 18 Chinese men in a racially motivated attack in the old Chinatown neighborhood on Oct. 24, 1871.
- The memorial will be built to raise public awareness of the massacre and acknowledge the past and current tensions over race and violence.
- The proposals, which are due by Oct. 12, will be reviewed by arts and design experts who will select five artists to receive a $15,000 stipend to develop their concepts and present them in a public forum.
The city of Los Angeles has called on the public for ideas in developing a memorial to the victims of the 1871 Chinese Massacre.
The mass killing, which has been largely forgotten, saw an eruption of gunfire at around 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, 1871. A mob of hundreds murdered at least 18 Chinese men in a racially motivated attack in the old Chinatown neighborhood.
A woman was detained after being accused of honoring Japanese war criminals at a Buddhist temple in the Chinese city of Nanjing.
Wu Aping, 31, drew the public’s ire after news broke out on social media that she enshrined six memorial tablets, five of which were dedicated to four Japanese soldiers who took part in the 1937-38 Nanjing Massacre and were convicted of war crimes, at Xuanzang Temple. The sixth tablet was for American missionary teacher Wilhelmina “Minnie” Vautrin, who protected Chinese refuge-seekers at the time.
Mexico’s president made a public apology on Monday for the killing of over 300 Chinese people by the revolutionary forces of Francisco I. Madero in the city of Torreón over a century ago.
Gruesome history: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he wants to ensure the 1911 massacre, in which Chinese nationals were mutilated or hung from telegraph poles, “never, ever happens again,” reported the Associated Press.
The beloved Dr. Gene Tong was dragged through the roughest street in Los Angeles, an angry mob calling for his quick death by hanging. Dr. Tong fervently bargained for his life, begging his predominately White captors to take his money or his diamond ring, desperately hoping they’d spare him of a gruesome fate in exchange for monetary gains. Instead of immunity, he received a bullet to the face, his frantic pleas silenced as blood gurgled from the wound in his mouth.
Moments later, he, along with at least 17 other Chinese men and boys, were hung from a makeshift gallows, a finger severed from his left hand. The ring, like his life, had been taken by a mob of approximately 500 men who shared one common sentiment: their frenzied hatred for the Chinese.