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Iris Chang

AKA Iris Shun-Ru Chang

Born: 28-Mar-1968
Birthplace: Princeton, NJ
Died: 9-Nov-2004
Location of death: Los Gatos, CA [1]
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Los Altos, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Rape of Nanking

[1] Highway 17, Los Gatos, CA.

Father: Prof. Shau-Jin Chang (Physics Professor, University of Illinois)
Mother: Dr. Ying-Ying Chang (Microbiologist, University of Illinois)
Husband: Dr. Brett Douglas (engineer, m. 17-Aug-1991)
Son: Christopher (b. 2002)

    University: BS Journalism, University of Illinois (1989)
    University: MA Writing, Johns Hopkins University (1991)

    Shot: Self-Inflicted Los Gatos, CA (9-Nov-2004)
    Chinese Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression

Official Website:

Author of books:
Thread of the Silkworm (1993, nonfiction)
The Rape of Nanking (1997, nonfiction)
The Chinese in America (2003, nonfiction)

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