'Deep in Memory' to bring alive Nanjing Massacre

Writer: Cao Zhen  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2022-11-07

“Deep in Memory,” performed by the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, follows the survivors and witnesses of the Nanjing Massacre that took place when Japanese troops invaded Nanjing, during which more than 300,000 Chinese were killed in a six-week rampage that started Dec. 13, 1937.

“Deep in Memory”

Dancer Tang Shiyi plays the lead role of Chinese-American writer Iris Chang, the author of “The Rape of Nanking,” who in the dance drama establishes a link with the main historical figures from the book, including John Rabe, Minnie Vautrin, Li Xiuying and Shiro Azuma. Chang, who was born in the United States to Chinese immigrant parents in 1968, graduated in journalism from the University of Illinois in 1989 and committed suicide at the age of 36.

“I want to tell real stories to portray real people, instead of being purely emotional,” said Tong Ruirui, director and choreographer of “Deep in Memory.”

Time: 8 p.m., Dec. 21-22

Tickets: 280-880 yuan

Booking: WeChat account “juchengwangluo”

Venue: Nanshan Culture and Sports Center, Nanshan District (南山区南山文体中心)

Metro: Line 1 to Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit B (SD News)