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Iris Chang

Iris Chang

Iris Chang graduated from the University of Illinois in 1989 with a degree in Journalism. Prior to coming to the University of Illinois, she was a student of the University High Laboratory High School. While an undergraduate, she was on staff at the Daily Illini. As an alum, she wrote for the New York Times producing six front-page articles in one year. In 1997, she wrote the best-selling book, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, which remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for 10 weeks. The success of this book made her a public figure.