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.

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?

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.

Historical Origins of International Criminal Law

Volume 2

Author: Morten Bergsmo,CHEAH Wui Ling,YI Ping

Publisher: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher

ISBN: 8293081139

Category: Law

Page: 805

View: 8838


The historical origins of international criminal law go beyond the key trials of Nuremberg and Tokyo but remain a topic that has not received comprehensive and systematic treatment. This anthology aims to address this lacuna by examining trials, proceedings, legal instruments and publications that may be said to be the building blocks of contemporary international criminal law. It aspires to generate new knowledge, broaden the common hinterland to international criminal law, and further develop this relatively young discipline of international law. The anthology and research project also seek to question our fundamental assumptions of international criminal law by going beyond the geographical, cultural, and temporal limits set by the traditional narratives of its history, and by questioning the roots of its substance, process, and institutions. Ultimately, we hope to raise awareness and generate further discussion about the historical and intellectual origins of international criminal law and its social function. The contributions to the three volumes of this study bring together experts with different professional and disciplinary expertise, from diverse continents and legal traditions. Volume 2 comprises contributions by prominent international lawyers and researchers including Professor LING Yan, Professor Neil Boister, Professor Nina H.B. J rgensen, Professor Ditlev Tamm and Professor Mark Drumbl.

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

View: 6105


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

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


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 1436


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.