Han Lei sings for Nanking


Han Lei sings the sorrowful theme song for the drama version of The Flowers of War. How does it compare to the movie theme? The series is currently airing on Hunan TV, but I can’t get past episode 2 because I ran out of tissues.

The series coincides with the 77th anniversary of the first day of the Nanking Massacre (also known as the Rape of Nanking), and the first year for which the whole nation will go into mourning for remembrance of the event. China has also released a new series of evidence from the National Archives for the massacre.  The  National Memorial has also went under renovations and will re-open today, as you can read about on CNN.


1 thought on “Han Lei sings for Nanking

  1. That was /beautiful/. Both it and the movie themes are stunning; they also have such a different feeling, I can’t choose a favorite :( Love Han Lei, love the delivery, love…wow.

    I feel like this should be the year that I finally have the guts to read Iris Chang’s The Rape of Nanking (I’ve read two of her other books, but I’m still too afraid to read this one).

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