Remembering Iris Chang

Chang’s sudden death came as a blow to many of her colleagues in the Bay Area, to whom she has lent generous time and support in pursuit of reparation and an apology from the Japanese government for atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers against Chinese soldiers and civilians.

San Jose Mercury News

Chang had recently been battling severe depression. Services will be held for her next week. The family asks that memorial contributions be made out to the University of Illinois, Iris Chang Scholarship Fund, and sent to the attention of Nancy Casey at the University of Illinois Journalism Department Scholarship Fund, 119 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana, Ill. 61801.

Chang is the author of investigative books such as The Rape of Nanking and The Chinese in America, among other works.

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