The Flowers of War

Review of The Flowers of War, Directed by Zhang YimouBy KENDRICK KUO[Warning: The review below contains mature themes]The Rape of Nanjing is a historical event that continues to play a role in Sino-Japanese relations. Whenever the Japanese government reviews or changes its educational curriculum, its treatment of the sacking of Nanjing (or Nanking as it was spelled then) is heavily scrutinized, as well as its account of the way Japanese soldiers treated the women of Korea during their … [Read more...]