70 Total Quotes

Iris Chang Quotes

The worst... was what the Pakistani soldiers did to the Bengali women after their failed rebellion.
Iris Chang
#Rebellion #Chinese Historian

The Japanese even forced fathers to rape their own daughters or sons their mothers, brothers their sisters in order to further degrade the victims.
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#Chinese Historian

Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren't as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well.
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#Class #Chinese Historian

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

Some quirk in human nature allows even the most unspeakable acts of evil to become banal within minutes, provided that they occur far enough away to pose no personal threat
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#Evil

I started off majoring in math and computer science and then majored in journalism because I knew I wanted to become a writer one day.
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#Chinese Historian #Journalism

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.
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#Chinese Historian #Comfort

They probably do have an Asian Barbie.
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#Chinese Historian

Not only do people go into Chinese restaurants, but people are more likely to work with other Chinese-Americans, more likely to marry them.
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#Chinese Historian

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.
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#Chinese Historian

I certainly didn't have a three-book plan or a 10-year plan when I worked on the first book.
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#Books And Reading

Men all across China are going to have trouble finding wives in just a few years.
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#Men

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

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.
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#Chinese Historian

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.
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#Crisis #Chinese Historian

Often, what you see in the media is driven by economic forces.
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#Media #Chinese Historian

Now, most of the new immigrants coming to this country are from Asia as opposed to Europe.
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#Country #Chinese Historian

These episodes of racism occur in cycles.
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#Chinese Historian #Racism

The Chinese encountered great prejudice in places like Southeast Asia where they assumed these middle-man minority roles, as Armenians and Jews have done in other countries.
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#Man

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.
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#Country