Iris discovered this group of Chinese American activists after she and Brett moved to Northern California when he got a job with Cisco Systems. 161 Christopher Reginald Douglas. , On November 9, 2004, at about 9 a.m., Chang was found dead in her car by a Santa Clara Valley Water District employee on a rural road south of Los Gatos, California and west of State Route 17, in Santa Clara County. Date Of Birth. "You'll have to forgive me, but I find myself often deeply affected by these stories. To me, it was part of that whole intensity that made Iris able to do what she went on to do. Iris Chang's Birthday is March 28,1968, The zodiac sign:Aries Some 8,000 died on the notorious "death march." They made an appointment to meet Wednesday at the firing range. She feared these vaccinations may have caused him to become autistic. It's what drove the actress to campaign for the title role in a new documentary drama about Chinese American author Iris Chang's life and 2004 suicide on a lonely rural road near San Francisco Bay. Chang, with a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Harvard University, had a scientist's career until her retirement in 2002. One picture she sent showed Iris hugging Martel and his wife. Long after college, Changs drive, intelligence, and tireless research continued to put her ahead of her peers. PLEASE VERIFY RIGHTS. Iris sent the Martels photographs from her trip, cards for Chinese New Year and updates on her Bataan project. It was unusual for Basic Books to consider such an untested writer. "Over a year and a half, she visited 65 cities," Brett said. She bought Derek Humphrys book on suicide, Final Exit, and sent boxes of her papers to three different archivesat the University of California at Santa Barbara, Stanford, and the U. of I.leaving Kamen a mountain of carefully organized materials to go through. The first was short, titled "Statement of Iris Chang." The author, who committed suicide nearly 10 years later, saw a graphic photo exhibition of the 1937 Japanese attack on Nanking civilians and felt an urge to publicize the almost-buried atrocity to the world, according to her mother, Ying-Ying Chang. Chang said she did some research on the psychiatric drugs and the antidepressants Iris took in the months between a temporary nervous breakdown and her suicide. In 2007, the documentary Nanking was dedicated to Chang, as well as the Chinese victims of Nanking. When she tried finding books about the subject in Champaign Public Library, she found there were none.. A poster-size photograph of Iris, lit by candlelight, stood vigil on the lawn of Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos in the early evening of Nov. 18. But as she began to manifest symptoms of bipolar illness, she perceived them as a failure of will. Reader's Digest devoted a cover story to her. She's very much a perfectionist. As she wrote in the Salon piece, Kamen spoke to Chang by phone a few days before her death and was shocked to hear her normally upbeat friendwhose penchant for hours-long conversations could be exhaustingsound sad and totally drained. Chang ended the conversation by asking Kamen, should anything happen to her, to let people know what she was like before. I got more response [from the Salon piece] than any other articles Ive written combined, Kamen says. Ironically, the very condition that put her career on a slower track has also helped her avoid the emotional and physical burnout that the ambitious Chang experienced during her last year. ", His voice slipped to a whisper. It became a surprise best-seller. It didn't take him long to propose, but their 1989 engagement stretched out while Brett finished grad school in Urbana. She harbored hundreds of Chinese women and children there during the occupation. She was easily hurt, though sometimes she didn't show it. Just do it!" But all of them wanted the opportunity to talk about the massacre before their deaths. " Iris was sometimes teased for her earnestness. Chang adalah anak perempuan dari dua profesor yang lahir di Tiongkok yang kemudian berimigrasi ke Amerika Serikat dari Taiwan. ", Their son, who had turned 2 years old in August, became aware of a change. In a single blinding moment I recognized the fragility of not just life but the human experience itself.". Either she was watching Christopher or I was watching Christopher, or she was working or I was working. Copyright 2011 irischang.net All Rights Reserved. iris during college years with mr and mrs chang and brother michael courtesy chang family, Event on 11/16/04 in San Jose. ", During two years of research, Iris made significant historical discoveries. "She talked almost obsessively. photo by Tim Kao/the chronicle, Event on 3/6/05 in San Francisco. (The book has yet to be translated for publication in Japan.) ", Iris connected so well with these veterans because each of their stories mattered to her. They kept in touch every day by e-mail. After two years at Princeton, the family moved to a Midwestern college town, Champaign-Urbana, in Illinois. . Lived In Union MO, Alabaster AL, Jacksonville FL, Lake Villa IL. I can never shake my belief that I was being recruited, and later persecuted, by forces more powerful than I could have imagined. As she later told an interviewer, "I wrote 'Rape of Nanking' out of a sense of rage. He was a happy baby, with his mother's jet-black hair. . "We wondered what we did with all of our time before we had a son," Brett said, "because of the amount of time that a little one involves. He recalled telling Iris about the worst of his Bataan experiences. He immediately called the police. On the far wall, a gallery of mounted deer heads marked her destination: the hunting department. The Highway Patrol then called the Santa Clara Sheriff's homicide unit and detective Sgt. The fundamental question about suicide, as Howard I. Kushner wrote in "Self-Destruction in the Promised Land," is this: "Why, when faced with a similar set of circumstances -- whether cultural, psychological or biological -- does one person commit suicide while another does not? ", Iris had convinced her doctor to reduce her dosage. ", Later, Iris challenged the Japanese ambassador to a debate on the "MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour" on PBS. On a cloudy Monday morning in early November, author Iris Chang, 36, drove her white 1999 Oldsmobile Alero down Alum Rock Avenue toward the green foothills of East San Jose. Though Iris had previously suffered what her parents called "down" periods after bouts of intense exertion, the lows were never as extreme as what befell her in Kentucky. The most startling thing Kamen uncovered about Chang, however, didnt emerge until after Finding Iris Chang was set in galleys. . ", Then she wrote a suicide note -- addressed to her parents, Brett and her brother -- followed by a lengthy revision. She was a journalism graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and worked briefly as a reporter in Chicago before winning a graduate fellowship to the writing seminars program at The Johns Hopkins University. It happens every day of the week, and people just don't know it because people don't talk about it.". Iris got a massage. Register for a user account. Sluggishness is a common side effect of Depakote, because it subdues the manic phase of bipolar disorder by depressing the central nervous system. You have a young kid. December 8-9, 2007, The Weekend Australian. "She's very strong- willed," her mother said. But today Christopher is healthy. D. in Biological Chemistry from Harvard University, had a scientist's career until her retirement in 2002. "Iris always came to us to discuss her problems," her mother said. She touched her fingertips to her forehead, then waved her hand to the heavens: "It's because Iris is a dreamer." "She couldn't eat or drink. She planned to visit Harrodsburg, Ky., where several survivors lived and where an old Bataan-era tank stood sentry in the town square. Iris Chang, who has committed suicide aged 36, was one of the most promising historians in America and a vigorous champion of human rights. After the ambassador spoke of events in Nanking, Iris turned to the moderator and said: "I didn't hear an apology. I will stop by to visit my parents then go for a long walk. This could be a one-time event or it could signal the onset of bipolar disorder, the doctors told them. Newsweek ran an excerpt, and soon Iris was a familiar face on TV news shows. She knew where to find the glass case of Civil War era pistol replicas, classified as "relics." They attended lectures but Iris gave fewer talks; she was still recovering from the book tour. It was important to me that the world knew what happened in Nanking back in 1937." Her third book, The Chinese in America: A Narrative History (2003), is a history of Chinese Americans, that argues their treatment as perpetual outsiders by American society. "But I woke up at 2 a.m. and she was pacing the hallway," Brett said. When they were both journalism students in the late 80s at the University of Illinois in Urbana, it was Chang who won the prized internships. Another person Chang said she should thank most is Richard Rhodes, who wrote the book's introduction. As that November afternoon darkened into evening, the Changs sat at their Danish-modern dining room table and told stories about Iris, speaking sometimes in past tense and sometimes in present tense. . Chang dilahirkan di Princeton, New Jersey dan dibesarkan di Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Iris Shun-Ru Chang (March 28, 1968 - November 9, 2004) was an American journalist.She is best known for her best-selling 1997 account of the Nanking Massacre, The Rape of Nanking.Chang is the subject of the 2007 biography, Finding Iris Chang,  and the 2007 documentary film Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking. Ms. Chang received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Illinois in 1989. Chang was born in Princeton, New Jersey and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Whether it was the CIA or some other organization I will never know. This post was contributed by a community member. Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan really blew the doors open for fiction writers. In early 2004, she traveled to promote the paperback version of "The Chinese in America." Neither did they know she had been bent on suicide. There's a girl who wants to get into Submit,' " Mr. Chang recalled. "No, no! For reviews of the book, visit irischang.net/news/index.php. But soon she found herself drawn to a subject just as dark. Photos for a profile of Iris chang, a prominent author and historian, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. One of the veterans -- a colonel she had planned to meet in Louisville -- came to the hotel. "She contacted people who'd been lost for years, dug up records that nobody ever knew existed. She was mad. Iris Chang rang the doorbell on Ed Martel's front porch in Kenosha, Wis., on Dec. 4, 2003. SHAU-JIN CHANG (FATHER), left, AND YING-YING CHANG (MOTHER), PARENTS OF IRIS CHANG, WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE IN NOVEMBERR 2004. The book with both Chang's and Rhodes' names on its cover has sold more copies than expected and received positive reviews, including one in the Wall Street Journal, since its launch in May. As a duo played traditional Chinese music, a group of nearly 100 gathered at the Millbrae headquarters of the Chinese-language daily the World Journal. Now author of the deceased writer's biography, The Woman Who Could Not Forget, Chang is scheduled to have a book signing at from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. He established an International Safety Zone in Nanking before the Japanese soldiers arrived from Shanghai. And through the months afterward, I couldnt help but think of Minnie and why she captured Iris imagination as a historian. After leaving China, Vautrin suffered a breakdown; she committed suicide in 1941.v, Tue 11/6, 7:30 PM, Barbaras Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted, 312-413-2665, Wed 11/7, 7 PM, 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th, 773-684-1300. Box. Chang, the author of the international best seller "The Rape of Nanking," the compelling history of "the Chinese holocaust" the 1937 brutal torture and murder of upward of 35 million Chinese citizens at the hands of the Japanese, was instantly labeled a human rights pioneer. "When I was obsessed about Iris, my husband and my son suggested taking me to see a therapist, but I said no," said Chang. Brett soon grew concerned that Iris was overextended. Chang, with a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Harvard University, had a scientist's career until her retirement in 2002. That is, successful and invulnerable. ", Rabiner invited Iris to spend a week or so at her home in Westchester County, N.Y. "I figured we'd take a week off and just relax, walk the woods up here. ", Rabiner, who later became an agent and represented Iris, said, "The book was beyond well reviewed -- it was a mega-best-seller that continues to sell. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. A local veteran, Arthur Kelly, who was assisting her research helped her check into Norton Psychiatric Hospital in Louisville, where she was diagnosed with reactive psychosis, placed on heavy medication for three days and then released to her parents. She came alive before crowds -- she loved to share, and she was interested in other people's lives. She would just laugh.". Her friendship with Iris, Culliton said, "lasted from the day she walked in as a student -- in effect, to the day she died.". But just in time, Iris changed the subject, prompting him to tell a lighter story. Their second child, Michael, was born in 1970. Share this on . "The Iris Chang I first met in October 1988 never came back," Douglas said. I know that my actions will transfer some of this pain to others, indeed those who love me the most. THEY ARE AT THE CHINESE AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER / CULTURE TO CULTURE FOUNDATION. "He made breakfast for me," she said. When her body was discovered, Iris Chang had been dead for two hours. Her last, widely-acclaimed book focused on Chinese immigrants and t heir descendents in the United States their sacrifices, their achievements and their contributions to the fabric of American culture, an epic journey spanning more than 150 years. "Michael is very outgoing, very extroverted -- Iris is different," said Mrs. Chang. ", Iris was a serious child, her mother recalled. Chang said she usually gives three reasons for her unconventional decision to write her daughter's biography: to commemorate Iris, to tell Iris' son, Christopher Douglas, all about the mother he lost at age 2, and to set the record straight about Iris' suicide amid media speculations. The report stated that Iris had been taking two medications: the mood stabilizer Depakote, an anticonvulsant similar to lithium; and a smaller dosage of Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug commonly used to control mania, which is also thought to reduce suicide risk. "He got the job, we went," Mrs. Chang explained. Days before I left for Louisville I had a deep foreboding about my safety. She just seemed to be more driven and to have more zest for life than anyone I'd ever met. At the first memorial -- that evening's "visitation" -- friends signed the guest book and offered condolences to the family. Her obituary was published in newspapers worldwide. She finally agreed that she would talk to me. ", After studying the final results of the Santa Clara Country medical examiner's report, Baker closed his investigation March 1, 2005. Iris Chang was the daughter of two university professors, Ying-Ying Chang and Dr. Shau-Jin Chang, who emigrated from Taiwan to the United States. The lead balls must be individually prepared, packed with gunpowder and topped with a percussive cap. That such a beautiful woman would be remembered is not unusual. Iris Chang has a total of 1 spouses, Spouse:Brett Douglas(1991- 9 November 2004) (her death) (1 child) What is the zodiac sign of Iris Chang? When, at 36, Chang shot herself in 2004 on an empty stretch. At the same time, her foes said her suicide proved that "Rape of Nanking" was nothing but lies. Se cas con Bretton Lee Douglas, con quien tuvo a su hijo Christopher, y vivi en San Jos (California), donde sufri una profunda depresin que le llev al suicidio. It was obvious she wasn't the same person that she was before," he said. Iris was "shocked and depressed" to see their living conditions in Nanking. "There was a time earlier, in September, when we were worried, but she seemed to come out of that. It was sort of scary as a journalist to be thinking, if this could happen to her and she supposedly had no history [of mental illness], and she was so much more put together than I am, just for me the question was how to survive our toxic topics. "Iris thought it was an injustice. "Iris was really good at putting her best face forward, even when she was totally exhausted, so I didn't really perceive that there was a real problem," Brett said. "We are a very close family. After working briefly as a reporter for The Associated Press . The Rape of Nanking remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for 10 weeks. Chang is the subject of the 2007 biography, Finding Iris Chang, and the 2007 documentary film Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking. But even before the publication of "The Chinese in America: A Narrative History," Chang had established herself as an invaluable source of information about Asia, human rights, and Asian American history. Iris Chang was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois in 1989. The Police Department drafted a missing person's report. Robert Spencer / The Chronicle MANDATORY CREDIT FOR PHOTOG AND SF CHRONICLE/ -MAGS OUT. He was a man she had met in college. She found the diaries of a pair of Westerners who were among the heroes of Nanking. Chang also lectures frequently before business, university and other groups interested in human rights, World War II history, Cold War history, the Asian American experience, Sino-American relations, and the future of American civil liberties. I believe my detention at Norton Hospital was the government's attempt to discredit me. Pearl Harbor was still smoldering when Japanese planes bombed the Philippines' Bataan Peninsula, where Martel was stationed with a National Guard tank battalion. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mood disorder that affects one in every 70 people. According to Brett Douglas, who married Iris . Blood covered her clothes. "Every single survivor I met was desperately anxious to tell his or her story," she later said. She never did sleep very well or eat very well.". After leaving Reed's Sport Shop at noon on Monday, Nov. 8, Iris tried to load the revolver she had just purchased. According to the police report, Iris phoned a local gunsmith, an antique firearms specialist who did business from his home. Iris Chang killed herself on Nov 9, 2004. Christopher Douglas (III) Actor IMDbPro Starmeter See rank Christopher Douglas is known for The Onedin Line (1971), Early Travellers in North America (1992) and Crown Court (1972). Such "black powder" firearms, popular with Civil War re-enactors, require skill to load and fire. The correspondent was Sgt. A lot of people misunderstood her in that way. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorderwhich Chang rejectedjust two weeks before her suicide. It's very hard to believe that there is something wrong with your mind," said Dr. David Lo, director of Santa Cruz Mental Health Services and former director of Chinatown Mental Health Center in San Francisco. She hoped to gain access to a time capsule of audiotapes that was sealed within that tank after the war. Kamen says that despite her worldliness, Chang never developed the distancing filters that aid many journalists. "She appeared to have done research." She wound up committing suicide after finishing her book about the Rape of Nanking. This put her under enormous stress. Christopher Douglas Happy Birthday. At 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, a county water district employee drove past the Oldsmobile. Iris and her brother went to University High -- known as Uni High -- on the campus where their parents taught. She had suffered from years of depression and constant sleep deprivation since her bestseller - full title "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War Two" - was published in 1997. At the Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos Hills, the photograph stood on an easel before the chapel. As a guest speaker at colleges she often cited Changs career as an example of how to think big; she encouraged students to just decide what you want and go get itto the point of being naive. But while Chang was undeniably brilliant and hardworking, her undisguised ambition turned off as many people as it charmed. "When anybody questioned the validity of what she wrote, she would respond with overwhelming evidence to back it up. She preferred to meet someone in each town who could introduce her to the veterans and their families. "A lot of people -- depending on how disturbed they are -- feel that people are plotting against them." It's a shame these atrocities had to be happened in the hands of Japanese. After seeing the Nanking pictures, Iris wrote: "I was suddenly in a panic that this reversion in human social evolution would be reduced to a footnote of history unless someone forced the world to remember it. I don't know how many printings it went through. We go through her and her husband's (Brett Douglas) house in San jose. We need people to be covering atrocities and mental illness and genocide. His daughter, Maddy, remembered the day well, too. After Iris Chang's Oldsmobile was found off Highway 17 on Tuesday morning, Nov. 9, the California Highway Patrol was called to the scene. When the American general surrendered on April 9, the Japanese forced the troops to walk 65 miles through sweltering jungle. The Monache tribe and Southern California Yokut tribes made flour from iris seeds. "This was lying in our basement. This kind of "black powder" is unstable and unsafe indoors, so he insisted she first take the can outside. A red tricycle and a jogging stroller flanked the front door. Iris Chang. The number of calls to Asian Community Mental Health Services spiked in the days after Iris Chang's death. "She got used to the fact that there is a Web site called 'Iris Chang and Her Lies.' She wasnt a jealous personality. Thu 11/8, 7:30 PM, Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark, 773-769-9299. Now, the family rushed to learn everything they could about her illness. The foyer was filled with enormous bouquets sent by well-wishers. Slowing down, he repeated, "It's interesting. The Nanking book had "made Iris sad. But Kalcic and his employees did not know how unusual Iris Chang was: a world- renowned author whose work had stirred international controversy. Sixteen years later, and five days after her death, Brett sat in the living room of the San Jose town home they shared, surrounded by family photos. So, in return for performing a short, Chaplinesque shuffle, he would be rewarded with a handful of scallions. I sensed suddenly threats to my own life: an eerie feeling that I was being followed in the streets, the white van parked outside my house, damaged mail arriving at my P.O. They had spent one hour together. She wrote, "The America of today would not be the same America without the achievements of its ethnic Chinese," and that "scratch the surface of every American celebrity of Chinese heritage and you will find that, no matter how stellar their achievements, no matter how great their contribution to US society, virtually all of them have had their identities questioned at one point or another.". They married in 1964, and each earned a doctorate from Harvard in 1967. The next morning, Friday, Nov. 19, dawned cold, clear and sunny. Chang is survived by Bretton Douglas, her husband, and son, Christopher. "To see her on TV, defending 'Rape of Nanking' so fiercely and so fearlessly -- I just sat down, stopped, in awe," said Helen Zia, author of "Asian-American Dreams: Emergence of an American People" and co-author, with Wen-Ho Lee, of "My Country Versus Me: The First-Hand Account by the Los Alamos Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused. The book, "Thread of the Silkworm," was published in 1995. "I'd left a message -- I actually had business to talk about. People tend to think that clinical depression is like a bad-hair day. Smith said the colonel spent only a short time with her. They told of the time in grade school when Iris decided "if Dear Abby can do it -- I can do it," and she started her own advice column, writing questions and answers. Education "So they tried to make it harder and harder." Though troubling to realize, those things that protect us most -- faith, family, health, financial stability -- are often powerless against mental illness. Schell reviewed her book favorably in the New York Times. "I had to write it, if it was the last thing I ever did in my life. "I urged her to talk with someone -- either Brett, or me, or someone. It's a date he won't forget. In the picture, Iris was standing, her head bowed in prayer like a saint or an angel. "I wanted to give support to families that suffered the same kind of loss, and it really worked in that way. My friends and I would joke about the obituary assignments at a paper being the stiffs page. I could never picture her having any kind of irony like that about her work., Kamen herself says that diving into the darker reaches of Changs life was frightening at first. Tell us what happened. "The Chinese in America: A Narrative History" was published by Viking in 2003. At 10, she entered a young- author competition and won first place. It documents atrocities committed against Chinese by forces of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and includes interviews with victims. Chang, with a Ph. Family members say he shows no signs of autism. (One of the most engaging chapters in Kamens book concerns Changs unlikelybut successfulbid to become a homecoming princess.) We'll be sending you The Daily Reader starting soon. We didn't see each other as much as we did in the past. As a teacher's assistant, she taught a class in creative writing. Rumors swirled in the early days after her suicide. From the terrace, the view was peaceful -- broad green fields and golden poplars. I told her that I wanted her to call me the next night and every night after that until she worked out the details. Both were born in mainland China. Chang was born in Princeton, New Jersey and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. In 1998, she and Brett were invited to attend Renaissance Weekend -- the meeting-of-the-minds seminar held each New Year's weekend in South Carolina. He framed it and hung it on a wall in his home. Tsien was a top physicist at Cal-Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who was deported during the Red scare of the 1950s. FINDING IRIS CHANG: FRIENDSHIP, AMBITION, AND THE LOSS OF AN EXTRAORDINARY MIND Whoops! It is far better that you remember me as I wasin my heyday as a best-selling authorthan the wild-eyed wreck who returned from Louisville. As long as I am alive, these forces will never stop hounding me. Event on 11/16/04 in San Jose. I believe that Iris was very strong-willed and whatever she wanted to do, she would do. So we finally started trying, and then we had our son in 2002. , Chang's visibility as a public figure increased with her final work, The Chinese in America. She told him she had not asked for instructions when she bought the gun. So was her car. The revolver lay on her left leg. Their families fled the 1949 Communist revolution and settled in Taiwan, where the two met in high school. Kamen, the author of three previous books (Feminist Fatale, on Third Wave feminism; Her Way, a study of womens sexuality in the 1990s; and All in My Head, about her years-long struggle with chronic pain), says with Chang as her subject she wanted to focus on the dark side, the complexities and tensions we had with each other.. "He reminded me to eat and to take a walk when I was writing all day, forgetting everything else.". "We went to see 'Ray,' " Brett said. News of her suicide brought forth a chorus of disbelief. For Asian Americans to write nonfiction about Asia or Asian America was relatively new. ", Iris' parents retired in early 2001, and after Christopher was born, they moved from Illinois and into a home in the same complex. Once the Allies won the war, the story was forgotten. Iris Chang (), before her untimely death, was one of America's leading young historians. It also showed publishing houses that there is a market for books about the Chinese experience. Another said: "Let us thank her parents. "We bought this house when we knew he was on the way. The late Iris Chang was eulogized in simultaneous ceremonies in northern California, Washington and Nanjing, China on Friday. Next to it, now, is a copy of Iris' obituary. ", "Iris truly had no fear. "Did you really look like Charlie Chaplin?" 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