Men to Devils, Devils to Men: Japanese War Crimes and Chinese JusticeАвтор:
Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England: Harvard University PressГод:
As Kushner shows, Chinese authorities were eager to show themselves as knowledgeable about international law rather than seeking revenge, which often resulted in their hesitation to conduct lengthy trials of a large number of Japanese, who on their part had little awareness of their war crimes, even viewing themselves as having been ‘victims’ of circumstances. This book is must reading for anyone interested in understanding the still tortuous relationship between the two countries.
Men to Devils, Devils to Men breaks through national boundaries to show how war crimes and the question of war guilt reshaped East Asia after the Second World War. It is a major book on an important and timely topic, and will spark serious debate about the Cold War, law in Asia, and the end of empire.
Using newly available sources from both China and Japan, Kushner examines the complex motives that shaped the Chinese trials.