A Shining Soul

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On my niece, Iris Chang's Memorial Anniversary - November 9, 2014

Submitted: January 14, 2016

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Submitted: January 14, 2016



A Shining Soul

(On Iris Chang's 10th Memorial Anniversary - November 9, 2014)

Bing Chang


Imprinted in my memory of the inquisitive young Iris were her incessant questions of "why?"

The purity of colorful Iris petals bestows courage and hope in people and keeps their spirits high.

While visiting grandparents' place, museums and cultural events were always her gainful finds.

The goddess on the rainbow, embodied with Iris, heralds moral justice into collective minds.


Her passion and tenacity defined her character, and her persistence for answers re-wrote history.

Her probe into truth instilled understanding, and her words unveiled tragic and disguised mystery.

Faulty medicine wrenched her mind, and a bullet's shocking wave permeated her shattered dreams.

Yet her living spirit in millions' hearts invigorates social movements under her heavenly beams.


Her parents extend her legacy with an energized journey of seeking continued facts and justice.

Their endeavor exemplifies her ambitions which are now carried out by others not without notice.

Her bronze statue in Nanjing's Memorial Hall testifies to the world the definitive historical truth.

The shining soul beacons a guiding light in movements rendering a role model to future youths.

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