ABSTRACT

I have in my collection ofbooks a pamphlet of over 40 pages, entitled Nanldn hishi (Secret History of Nanjing). This work bears the subtitle: 'Iwayuru Chöhatsuzoku no shinsö' (The True Facts about the 'Long-Haired Bandits'). Needless to say, 'Long-Haired Bandits' refers to the Taiping rebels themselves, and the imprint indicates that it was published in 1944 by 'Dai Ajia kensetsusha' (Greater East Asian Construction Company) (in Tokyo).