In Memory of Iris Chang
All Things Considered, November 11, 2004 · Iris Chang, the bestselling non-fiction author of the "Rape of Nanking," is discovered dead in a car on the side of California highway, an apparent suicide. Her book described the Japanese atrocities committed in 1937, in what was then the capital of China.
An enemy of the Peoples Liberation Army, an enemy of the Japanese Ultra-Right Mafia she suffered from depression and died of a gunshot wound to the head. A very uncommon modis of suicide for women.