Iris Chang

Iris Shun-Ru Chang

born March 28, 1968 Princeton, New Jersey

died by suicide on a road south of San Francisco, near Los Gatos, November 9, 2004

father Shau-Jin Chang, a physics professor at the University of Illinois

mother Ying-Ying Chang, a microbiology professor at the University of Illinois

brother Michael Chang

grandparents had fled from Nanking

grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

University of Illinois, BS, journalism 1989

Johns Hopkins University, MS, science writing 1991

Thread of the Silkworm 1995

The Rape of Nanking 1997

The Chinese in America 2003

The late historian Stephen Ambrose described Chang as "maybe the best historian we've got."

"She understands that to communicate history, you've got to tell the story in an interesting way," he added. "She uses those vital storytelling rhythms."

home Sunnyvale, California

married Brett Douglas (Bretton Lee Douglas) August 17, 1991, a design engineer for Cisco Systems

son Christopher Douglas, age 2

Iris Chang

Iris Chang Official Website - cached

Iris Chang bio (old page)

Iris Chang press links (old page)

Sue De Pasquale article in Johns Hopkins Magazine

Robert Birnbaum interview

David Gergen interview

Iris Chang papers at CEMA - California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives

Paul Wood article in Champaign News-Gazette

Nilanjana S Roy article in Business Standard

Young Jump censors manga artist Hiroshi Motomiya story "Kuni ga Moeru" ["The Country Burns,"] bowing to Japan's ultra-nationalists

also on above story

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