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War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century / Edition 1
     

War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Mark Selden, Alvin Y. So, Utsumi Aiko, Bruce, Cumings, Richard Falk
 

ISBN-10: 0742523918

ISBN-13: 9780742523913

Pub. Date: 11/22/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

If the past hundred years will be remembered as a century of war, Asia is surely central to that story. Tracing the course of conflicts throughout the region, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book

Overview

If the past hundred years will be remembered as a century of war, Asia is surely central to that story. Tracing the course of conflicts throughout the region, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book focuses especially on the nature of Japanese and American wars and crimes of war. The authors also assess significant acts of terror instigated by other Asian nations including China, Cambodia, and Indonesia. Offering a rare comparative perspective, the authors consider how state terror leads to massive civilian casualties, crimes of war, and crimes against humanity. In counterbalance, they discuss anti-war and anti-nuclear movements and international efforts to protect human rights, and the interwoven issues of responsibility, impunity, and memory. Interdisciplinary and deeply informed by global perspectives, this volume will resonate with readers searching for a deeper understanding of an epoch that has been dominated by war and terror.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742523913
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/22/2003
Series:
War and Peace Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: War and State Terrorism Chapter 2 The United States and Japan in Twentieth-Century Asian Wars Chapter 3 State Terror versus Humanitarian Law Chapter 4 American Air Power and Nuclear Strategy in Northeast Asia since 1945 Chapter 5 When God(s) and Buddhas Go to War Chapter 6 Japanese Racism, War, and the POW Experience Chapter 7 The Waters Covered the Earth: China's War-Induced Natural Disasters Chapter 8 Drugs and Oil: The Deep Politics of U.S. Asian Wars Chapter 9 War, Genocide, and Resistance in East Timor, 1975-99: Comparative Reflections on Cambodia Chapter 10 Resisting State Terror: The Anti-Vietnam War Movement Chapter 11 Resisting Nuclear Terror: Japanese and American Antinuclear Movements since 1945

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