2005 Activities

The second essay contest for college students

February-March, 2005

Support of SB 684 to require California schools to include the instruction in the role of Asian people in WWII, April, 2005

Third annual meeting and the second essay award ceremony, May 7th, 2005 and Chinese Version

The meeting featured a speech by Professor Peter Li, the keynote speaker, and the award ceremony of 2005 Annual World War II Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest was to raise awareness of the events of WWII in Asia and to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the ending of the war. Professor Peter Li, President, New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia, will speak on ENDURING LEGACY OF IRIS CHANG. Location: San Diego City Library, Carmel Valley Branch, 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego (858-552-1668) Time: 2:00-5:00pm, Saturday, May 7, 2005 Keynote Speaker: Professor Peter Li, President of ALPHA-NJ Topic: The Enduring Legacy of Iris Chang

Iris Chang is not the first to write about the Nanjing Massacre, nor will she be the last. What makes her unique and her impact unprecedented is that she wrote a book at a time when many wondered whether to bring up the past painful events. Even if Japanese government does apologize, nothing would bring back the dead to life, nor eliminate the pain and suffering. Perhaps it is Iris Chang's passionate, selfless dedication to research and publicizing those topics that has left us a lasting legacy.

Winners of Essay Contest: (Please follow the hyperlinks to view the essays.)

  1. 1st Prize: Gerardo Rios, San Diego State University: World War II in China
  2. 2nd Prize: Errol Smith, University of San Diego: The Nanjing Massacre and the Legacy of Mistrust and Animosity
  3. 3rd Prize: Jennifer L Wright, San Diego State University: Development of New Yongge and Its Role in China During WWII

The Forum to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Victory - Over - Japan day

The Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China (APHAFIC) held an afternoon outdoor event to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Victory-Over-Japan. Location: Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm, Saturday, September 10, 2005.

The 68th Anniversary of the Nanking Massacre

Dec. 17th, 2005 (Sat.), Monterey Park, CA , Organizer: ALPHA-LA Co-sponsers: Chinese Daily News, APHAFIC and other organizations.

Petition Drive:

We strongly urge you to speak out and vote against any motion or procedure to grant Japan the status as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. To sign the petition on line, please go to any one of the following websites:

To download the petition form, please go to the following website:Global Alliance for Preserving Historical Truth of WWII in Asia

As the aggressor in World War II, Japan committed numerous atrocities in its neighboring countries, and destroyed and looted an astronomical amount of properties. Recent discoveries have revealed its systematic slaughtering of prisoners of war and tens of millions of innocent civilians, from newborn to elderly, during those years. Its government and parliament have never formally acknowledged its wrongdoing, offered official apologies to those who suffered immensely, or provided adequate reparation to compensate its victims, including the hundreds of thousands women forced into sexual slavery, nearly a million died in its biochemical experimentations and battlefield deployments in violation of the Geneva Convention, or the Allied prisoners of war butchered, brutalized and enslaved. Japan thus far shows no remorse of its past misdeeds, refuses to repent, and appears to be untrustworthy. The international community can not and must not designate such state to seat on the Security Council which is chartered to safeguard and maintain regional and world peace and justice.

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