A Message from the Hall Maintainer

Dear visitors and colleagues,

Thank you for visiting the WWW Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre.

It is not a pleasant thing to recall those horrible atrocities. It is even more unpleasant to learn the denials of those crimes. However, for the sake of history, for the sake of future, and most unfortunately, for the sake of present-day, we have to remember them and to confront with their denials. We believe that it is also the same reasons for most of your visits.

To those who encourage and support this project, we are grateful. We also want to thank those who comment on it. Your comments give us the opportunities to improve the project or to make our opinions clearer. Most of the comments can be found on the message board, but here we would like to cite a correspondence with a Japanese visitor:

A Reply to Daisuke Inoue, 10 May 1996

This correspondence is also our message to all Japanese visitors. We believe that it can clear some unintentional misunderstandings or some intentional misinterpretations of this project.

Finally, a few words about this project. It is originated from a personal experiment based on some publications of the actual Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre in Nanjing City which it has no official connection. Once it is created, it is no longer "personal". It will be vigorously updated and improved until Japanese government make a formal apology to its victims during the War.

Thank you again for your support and comments.

Sincerely yours,

C. Cheung
The Hall Maintainer

About the Hall Maintainer

The following is an excerpt from a correspondence with a curious visitor. My answers to your questions are ambiguous.

First of all, the website is in Hong Kong but contributed/maintained by people from different parts of the world....

You can say it is "private" but obviously it is supported by many organizations and individuals. You can say that we are working for them but you are also included in "them" if you share our objectives.

As for myself, it is even more ambiguous. I have been living, studying, and working in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China for a considerable length of time.

The only thing unambiguous is that I am one of those Chinese who worries so much about the future when he looks into the past. So he decides to fight against those who poison the future by glorifying the most ugly and savage part of their history. ...

Sincerely yours,

C. Cheung
The Hall Maintainer

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