War crimes trials in the wake of decolonization and Cold War in Asia, 1945-1956 : justice in time of turmoil (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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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: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: World histories of crime, culture and violence.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerstin von Lingen
ISBN: 9783319429861 3319429868 3319429876 9783319429878
OCLC Number: 952384161
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Justice in time of turmoil : war crimes trials in Asia in the context of decolonization and Cold War / Kerstin von Lingen and Robert Cribb --
Colonialism, anti-colonialism and neo-colonialism in China : the opium question at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal / Neil Boister --
The French prosecution at the IMTFE : Robert Oneto, Indochina and the rehabilitation of French prestige / Beatrice Trefalt --
Decolonization and subaltern sovereignty : India and the Tokyo trial / Milinda Banerjee --
The legacy of extraterritoriality and the trial of Japanese war criminals in the Republic of China / Anja Bihler --
The Burma trials of Japanese war criminals, 1946-1947 / Robert Cribb --
Colonization and postcolonial justice : US and Philippine war crimes trials in Manila after the Second World War / Wolfgang Form --
Justice and decolonization : war crimes on trial in Saigon, 1946-1950 / Ann-Sophie Schoepfel --
Netherlands East Indies' war crimes trials in the face of decolonization / Lisette Schouten --
Australia's pursuit of the Taiwanese and Korean 'Japanese' war criminals / Dean Aszkielowicz --
From Tokyo to Khabarovsk : Soviet war crimes trials in Asia as Cold War battlefields / Valentyna Polunina --
Resurrecting defeat : international propaganda and the Shenyang trials of 1956 / Adam Cathcart.
Series Title: World histories of crime, culture and violence.
Responsibility: Kerstin von Lingen, editor.

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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.  Read more...

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"This edited collection is an erudite and empirically rich volume that recasts Allied war crimes trials in Asia, and reconsiders questions of global justice and empire, decolonization, and Cold War Read more...

 
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