ACDIS hosted a symposium​ recalling the history of the Sino-Japanese war and honoring Vautrin on December 16, 2017. On the 80th anniversary of the fall of Nanjing (Nanking), the symposium recalled the mass atrocities committed in the then Chinese capital by the Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, through the journal entries of Illinois alumna Minnie Vautrin and the book “The Rape of Nanking” by alumna Iris Chang (Illinois Class of 1989). The speakers include scholarly experts on the massacre as well as the parents of Iris Chang.

For more information about the symposium, as well as an interactive version of Minnie Vautrin’s Diary from the Yale University Library, click here.