When the Purple Mountains Burn

Composer:
Shuying Li

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Composer website:
https://www.shuyingli.com/

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https://www.shuyingli.com/contact

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WHEN THE PURPLE MOUNTAINS BURN explores two figures connected with the 1937 Nanking Massacre: Iris Chang, the Chinese American author of the 1997 best-selling book The Rape of Nanking, and Shiro Azuma, a Japanese soldier who openly admitted to participating in the massacre and other war crimes against the Chinese during World War II. Recipient of an Opera Grans for Women Composers: Discovery Grant in 2021 from OPERA America