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State Violence in East Asia
  

State Violence in East Asia (Hardback)

Edited by Kim, Sung Chull
Edited by Ganesan, Narayanan

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The world was watching when footage of the tank man -- the lone Chinese citizen blocking the passage of a column of tanks during the brutal 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square -- first appeared in the media. The furtive video is now regarded as an iconic de...piction of a government's violence against its own people.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.
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ISBN 9780813136790
Released NZ 15 Oct 2012
Publisher The University Press of Kentuc
Format Hardback
Series Asia in the New Millennium
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ISBN-13 9780813136790
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher The University Press of Kentuc
Imprint The University Press of Kentucky
Released 15 Oct 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Kim, Sung Chull
Edited by Ganesan, Narayanan
Series Asia in the New Millennium
Category World History
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Number of Pages 308
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 322.42095
Weight 635g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Political violence - Southeast Asia, Political violence - East Asia, State-sponsored terrorism - East Asia, State-sponsored terrorism - Southeast Asia
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade

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