Biographical sketches : Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shiu-Fang
A note on the two diaries
Juxtaposition--Excerpts from the two diaries, December 8, 1937, to March 1,
Receiving refugees at Ginling College under intensifying bombardment
Japanese occupation of Nanking--soldiers' rampage, residents' terror
Observing holidays in a time of horror and the refugees' "goddess of mercy"
Registration of women and the return of American and European diplomats
Life and problems inside the Ginling camp
The Japanese demand to close refugee camps and Vautrin's defiance
Slowly restoring law and order, but soldiers keep searching for "Hwa Gu-Niang"
Appendix: Reports by Minnie Vautrin on the rape of Nanking from her correspondence
A review of the first month: December 13, 1937-January 13,
As a refugee camp : January 14-March 31, 1938.
Tells the story of the 'Rape of Nanking' through the diaries of two remarkable women - Minnie Vautrin, an American missionary, and Tsen Shui-fang, her Chinese assistant and a trained nurse. Between them they protected more than 10,000 women and children during the height of the ordeal. Despite being physically and mentally exhausted they kept detailed diaries during the occupation which provide vital eyewitness accounts of the Rape of Nanking and its aftermath. (source: Nielsen Book Data)