Summary: best-selling author who chronicled the Japanese occupation of China and the history of Chinese immigrants in the U.S. winning critical acclaim for her books The Rape of Nanking and The Chinese in America, who suffered a breakdown and was hospitalized during a recent trip researching her fourth book (about U.S. soldiers who fought the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II) and continued to suffer from depression after she was released from the hospital.
Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound
Born: March 28, 1968
Died: November 9, 2004
Location: Los Gatos, California