The Tokyo war crimes trial

the pursuit of justice in the wake of World War II

Author: Yuma Totani

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

ISBN: 9780674033399

Category: History

Page: 335

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Yuma Totani assesses the historical significance of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) - commonly called the Tokyo trial - established as the eastern counterpart of the Nuremberg trial in the immediate aftermath of World War II.
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War Crimes Trials in the Wake of Decolonization and Cold War in Asia, 1945-1956

Justice in Time of Turmoil

Author: Kerstin von Lingen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319429876

Category: History

Page: 290

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This book investigates the political context and intentions behind the trialling of Japanese war criminals in the wake of World War Two. After the Second World War in Asia, the victorious Allies placed around 5,700 Japanese on trial for war crimes. Ostensibly crafted to bring perpetrators to justice, the trials intersected in complex ways with the great issues of the day. They were meant to finish off the business of World War Two and to consolidate United States hegemony over Japan in the Pacific, but they lost impetus as Japan morphed into an ally of the West in the Cold War. Embattled colonial powers used the trials to bolster their authority against nationalist revolutionaries, but they found the principles of international humanitarian law were sharply at odds with the inequalities embodied in colonialism. Within nationalist movements, local enmities often overshadowed the reckoning with Japan. And hovering over the trials was the critical question: just what was justice for the Japanese in a world where all sides had committed atrocities?
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The Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War

In cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004190171

Category: Social Science

Page: 740

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Written by an international team of researchers the Encyclopedia of Indonesia in the Pacific War presents a well-balanced view on the political, socio-economic and cultural developments in Indonesia in and around the complex period of Second World War. Choice’s Outstanding Academic Title 2010.
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Bombing the City

Civilian Accounts of the Air War in Britain and Japan, 1939–1945

Author: Aaron William Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108428258

Category: History

Page: 272

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This comparative account of civilian experiences of aerial bombing in World War II Britain and Japan reveals the universality of total war.
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Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Playing Chess with History from Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin

Author: Seyla Benhabib

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691167257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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An examination of the intertwined lives and writings of a group of prominent twentieth-century Jewish thinkers who experienced exile and migration Exile, Statelessness, and Migration explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century—in particular, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Hirschman, and Judith Shklar, as well as Hans Kelsen, Emmanuel Levinas, Gershom Scholem, and Leo Strauss. Informed by their Jewish identity and experiences of being outsiders, these thinkers produced one of the most brilliant and effervescent intellectual movements of modernity. Political philosopher Seyla Benhabib’s starting point is that these thinkers faced migration, statelessness, and exile because of their Jewish origins, even if they did not take positions on specifically Jewish issues personally. The sense of belonging and not belonging, of being “eternally half-other,” led them to confront essential questions: What does it mean for the individual to be an equal citizen and to wish to retain one’s ethnic, cultural, and religious differences, or perhaps even to rid oneself of these differences altogether in modernity? Benhabib isolates four themes in their works: dilemmas of belonging and difference; exile, political voice, and loyalty; legality and legitimacy; and pluralism and the problem of judgment. Surveying the work of influential intellectuals, Exile, Statelessness, and Migration recovers the valuable plurality of their Jewish voices and develops their universal insights in the face of the crises of this new century.
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Eating rice from bamboo roots

the social history of a community of handicraft papermakers in rural Sichuan, 1920-2000

Author: Jan Jacob Karl Eyferth

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

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This book charts the vicissitudes of a rural community of papermakers in Sichuan. The process of transforming bamboo into paper involves production-related and social skills, as well as the everyday skills that allowed these papermakers to survive in an era of tumultuous change. The Chinese revolution—understood as a series of interconnected political, social, and technological transformations—was, Jacob Eyferth argues, as much about the redistribution of skill, knowledge, and technical control as it was about the redistribution of land and political power. The larger context for this study is the “rural-urban divide”: the institutional, social, and economic cleavages that separate rural people from urbanites. This book traces the changes in the distribution of knowledge that led to a massive transfer of technical control from villages to cities, from primary producers to managerial elites, and from women to men. It asks how a vision of rural people as unskilled has affected their place in the body politic and contributed to their disenfranchisement. By viewing skill as a contested resource, subject to distribution struggles, it addresses the issue of how revolution, state-making, and marketization have changed rural China.
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Sublime Voices

The Fictional Science and Scientific Fiction of Abe Kōbō

Author: Christopher Bolton

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Since the 1950s, Abe Kobo (1924âe"1993) has achieved an international reputation for his surreal or grotesque brand of avant-garde literature. From his early forays into science fiction to his more mature psychological novels and films, and finally the complicated experimental works produced near the end of his career, Abe weaves together a range of âeoevoicesâe : the styles of science and the language of literary forms. In Abeâe(tm)s oeuvre, this stylistic interplay links questions of language and subjectivity with issues of national identity and technological development in a way that ultimately aspires to become the catalyst for an artistic revolution. While recognizing the disruptions such a revolution might entail, Abeâe(tm)s texts embrace these disjunctions as a way of realizing radical new possibilities beyond everyday experience and everyday values. By arguing that the crisis of identity and postwar anomie in Abeâe(tm)s works is inseparable from the need to ­marshal these different scientific and literary voices, Christopher Bolton explores how this reconciliation of ideas and dialects is for Abe part of the process whereby texts and individuals form themselvesâe"a search for identity that must take place at the level of the self and society at large.
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Dry Spells

State Rainmaking and Local Governance in Late Imperial China

Author: Jeffrey Snyder-Reinke

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 314

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In Late Imperial China control of the weather became an integral part of local government. This study looks at rainmaking activities organised or conducted by local officials under the Qing dynasty.
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