2012 Activities

APHAFIC hosts the 75th Observance of Nanking Massacre

On December 1, 2012 APHAFIC hosted the 75th observance of Nanking massacre featuring a movie of “Torn memories of Nanking”, a documentary film with Director Ms. Matsuoka Tamakion. The event was held at the Price Center Theater of University of California, San Diego University cosponsored UCSD Chinese Students and Scholars Association, US-China People Friendship Association, San Diego Chinese Art and Culture Association, San Diego Historical Society and Museum, House of China. Around 100 attendees included UCSD students and 30 students from Mesa College led by professor Lois Witner. Click here for more info.

Screening of Film "Torn Memories of Nanking"

Marking the 75th Anniversary of the Nanking Massacre, the documentary film "Torn Memories of Nanking" will be shown on December 1, 2012 at the Price Center Theater at the University of California San Diego. The film features interviews of ex-Japanese soldiers and Chinese victims. Click here for more information. Also see the film "From the Land of Bitter Tears" here.

Global Alliance Biennial Conference

Nancy Lo attnded the conference held on September 14-16 in Bethesda, Maryland. The theme was "US-Asia Issues in Education." Read more about it here.

2012 Summer Poolside Party

APHAFIC held its annual poolside party on September 8th. Patrick Seamus McElhaney, AP US History and AP Psychology Teacher from Point Loma High School was the featured speaker. Mr. McElhaney detailed his recent trip to China as part of the China Institution tour. Read more about it here.

WWII Essay Winners Recognized at Banquet

Seven Point Loma High School history students were recognized on June 6, 2012 for their essays written after viewing the film "Nanking" at the Seventh Annual Point Loma History Awards Banquet. The winners were: Zhara Mossberg, Alexandra Adame, Sarah Chavez, Abel Martinez, Deigo Espinoza, Tristan Mossembekker, and Natalie Smith. Congratulations to all winners! Read more.

APHAFIC Tenth Annual Meeting

This year's Annual Meeting on May 19th featured Professor Ling-chi Wang and his presentation "Memory, History, and Redressing an Injustice: Personal and Political Engagement." The presentation and dinner were held at China Max Seafood Restaurant at 4698 Convoy St., No. 101, San Diego, CA 92111.

Detailed synopsis (including pictures) of the event.

This was the invitation flyer.

APHAFIC Hosted Dr. Ying-Ying Chang for Booksigning

APHAFIC hosted a book signing by Dr. Ying-Ying Chang, mother of noted Chinese-American author Iris Chang, on March 11, 2012 from 2-4 pm at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, 404 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Her book entitled The Woman Who Would Not Forget: Iris Chang, Before and Beyond the Rape of Nanking - A Memoir.

Dr. Chang began the event by speaking about the book and taking questions.

Author Richord Rhodes wrote, “Her mother, Ying-Ying, provides an enlightened and nuanced look at her daughter, from Iris’ home-made childhood newspaper, to her early years as a journalist and later, as a promising young historian, her struggles with her son’s autism and her tragic suicide. The Woman Who Could Not Forget cements Iris’ legacy as one of the most extraordinary minds of her generation and reveals the depth and beauty of the bond between a mother and daughter.”

Also see U-T San Diego Article "A daughter remembered, in life and death"; Press Release, Reviews, Picture of Book Cover; facebook page for this event; and Write up of event.

"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" Conference

See: Report

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