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The Undaunted Women of Nanking: Episode 3

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BFRT: Episode 3 (8/5/21)

This week on Blanket Fort Radio Theater, it's episode 3 of our latest podcast "The Undaunted Women of Nanking." In this episode, we hear from both Minnie Vautrin and Tsen Shui-fang in the days leading up to the Japanese occupation of Nanking. Overwhelmed by refugees, they must adapt their original plans for the camp at Ginling College under the constant threat of artillery. As the city burns around them, they care for wounded refugees and fortify their camp against the encroaching enemy army.

Blanket Fort Radio Theater is a storytelling initiative of SIU Press in collaboration with the SIU Creative Writing Program and WSIU Radio.

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Amy Etcheson is the Interim Director of SIU Press at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She is the program host and co-creator of Inside The Blanket Fort radio program and podcast.