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Men to Devils, Devils to Men

Japanese War Crimes and Chinese Justice

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$52.50 • £42.95 • €47.50

ISBN 9780674728912

Publication Date: 01/05/2015


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 halftones, 1 map, 1 table


  • List of Illustrations*
  • Key to Map Locations
  • Map: BC trials in Asia
  • Introduction
  • 1. Defeat in Denial: The Regional Impact of Japan’s Surrender
  • 2. Devil in the Details: Chinese Policies on Japan’s War Crimes
  • 3. Flexible Imperial Identity: Administering Postwar Legal Guilt
  • 4. Chinese Nationalist Justice: The KMT Trials
  • 5. Taiwan: Political Expediency and Japanese Imperial Assistance
  • 6. An Unsatisfying Peace: Shifting Attitudes on War Crimes
  • 7. Socialist Magnanimity: The CCP Trials
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Map: BC trials in Asia
    • Asahi newspaper article about POWs
    • An entry ticket to the Sakai trial, 1946
    • The execution of Tani Hisao
    • Life photographs of Japanese war criminals executed by the KMT in China
    • A Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs map showing foreign embassies in Tokyo
    • “Love statue” in front of Tokyo Station
    • Map of route taken from USSR to China by Japanese prisoners
    • Pu Yi testifying at the Shenyang trial
    • Chinese propaganda leaflet, “Together China and the USSR are strong”
    • “Chinese people should learn from the Jews”

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