State Violence in East Asia
Contributions by Vince Boudreau, Namhe Lee, Hayashi Hirofumi , Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Kate Merkel-Hess, Sorpong Peou, Douglas Kammen, Tyrell Haberkorn, Rommel A. Curaming and Kyaw Yin Hlaing
Throughout the twentieth century, states across East Asia committed many relatively undocumented atrocities, with victims numbering in the millions. The contributors to this insightful volume analyze many of the most notorious cases, including the Japanese army's Okinawan killings in 1945, Indonesia's anticommunist purge in 1965–1968, Thailand's Red Drum incinerations in 1972–1975, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge massacre in 1975–1978, Korea's Kwangju crackdown in 1980, the Philippines' Mendiola incident in 1987, Myanmar's suppression of the democratic movement in 1988, and China's Tiananmen incident. With in-depth investigation of events that have long been misunderstood or kept hidden from public scrutiny, State Violence in East Asia provides critical insights into the political and cultural dynamics of state-sanctioned violence and discusses ways to prevent it in the future.
About the Authors
Sung Chull Kim is Humanities Korea Professor in the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University.
""A timely work, presenting various international perspectives and demonstrating up-to-date scholarly accomplishment that challenges experts, policy-makers, and educators to move into the 'dark-side' of the political history of Asian countries. This remarkable volume of original essays draws on extensive multi-national archival research, especially newly released documents.""—Xiaobing Li, author of A History of the Modern Chinese Army
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