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State violence in East Asia

Author: N Ganesan; Sung Chull Kim
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2013.
Series: Asia in the new millennium.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Investigate[s] several of the most brutal cases of state-led violence in Asia: the Japanese army's Okinawan killings in 1945, Indonesia's anticommunist massacre in 1965-1968, Thailand's Red Drum killings in 1972-1975, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge massacre in 1975-1978, Korea's Kwangju incident in 1980, the Philippines' Mendiola incident in 1987, Myanmar's suppression of the democratic movement in 1988, and China's  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N Ganesan; Sung Chull Kim
ISBN: 9780813136790 0813136792 9780813136806 0813136806 9780813140612 0813140617
OCLC Number: 788281874
Description: xi, 294 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : conceiving state violence, justice, and transition in East Asia / Sung Chull Kim and N. Ganesan --
Interpreting state violence in Asian settings / Vince Boudreau --
From the streets to the National Assembly : democratic transition and demands for truth about Kwangju in South Korea / Namhee Lee --
Unsettled state violence in Japan : the Okinawa incident / Hayashi Hirofumi --
Popular views of state violence in China : the Tinanmen incident / Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess --
Mass atrocities in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge reign of terror / Sorpong Peou --
Counterrevolutionary violence in Indonesia / Douglas Kammen --
Getting away with murder in Thailand : state violence and impunity in Phatthalung / Tyrell Haberkorn --
The end of an illusion : the Mendiola massacre and political transition in post-Marcos Philippines / Rommel A. Curaming --
The four-eights democratic movement and political repression in Myanmar / Kyaw Yin Hlaing --
Conclusion : comparing state violence and reconciliation across East Asia / N. Ganesan and Sung Chull Kim.
Series Title: Asia in the new millennium.
Responsibility: edited by N. Ganesan and Sung Chull Kim.

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"Investigate[s] several of the most brutal cases of state-led violence in Asia: the Japanese army's Okinawan killings in 1945, Indonesia's anticommunist massacre in 1965-1968, Thailand's Red Drum killings in 1972-1975, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge massacre in 1975-1978, Korea's Kwangju incident in 1980, the Philippines' Mendiola incident in 1987, Myanmar's suppression of the democratic movement in 1988, and China's Tiananmen events of 1989. Together, the contributors provide critical insights into the political and cultural dynamics of state-sanctioned violence and discuss ways to prevent it in the future"--P. [4] of cover.

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