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TitleA History of War Crimes Trials in Post 1945 Asia-Pacific [electronic resource] / by Zhaoqi Cheng
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XIX, 358 p. 63 illus., 6 illus. in color. online resource


Written by the Director of the Tokyo Trial Research Centre at China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University, this book provides a unique analysis of war crime trials in Asia-Pacific after World War II. It offers a comprehensive review of key events during this period, covering preparations for the Trial, examining the role of the War Crimes Commission of the United Nations as well as offering a new analysis of the trial itself. Addressing the question of conventional war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes against peace (such as the Pearl Harbor Incident) and violations of warfare law, it follows up with a discussion of post-trial events and the fate of war criminals on trial. Additionally, it examines other Japanese war crime trials which happened in Asia, as well as considering the legacy of the Tokyo trial itself, and the foundation of a new Post-War International Order in East Asia


Part One -- The Road to the Tokyo Trials -- The Dispute Over Jurisdiction Prior to the Court Opening -- The Trials -- The Declaration of Judgment -- Other Asian Trials for Japanese War Crimes -- Part Two -- A Re-evaluation of the Tokyo Trial Argument -- Evidence-Take Nanjing Massacre as Example -- Tokyo Trials and International Rules of Law -- Tokyo Trials and World Peace

Japan-History World politics War Crimes World history China-History History of Japan. Political History. War Crimes. World History Global and Transnational History. History of China.


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