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The Resource The Australian pursuit of Japanese war criminals, 1943-1957 : from foe to friend, Dean Aszkielowicz, (electronic resource)

The Australian pursuit of Japanese war criminals, 1943-1957 : from foe to friend, Dean Aszkielowicz, (electronic resource)

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The Australian pursuit of Japanese war criminals, 1943-1957 : from foe to friend
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The Australian pursuit of Japanese war criminals, 1943-1957
Title remainder
from foe to friend
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Dean Aszkielowicz
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eng
Summary
  • Previous scholarship on trials of war criminals focused on the legal proceedings with only tacit acknowledgment of the political and social context. Dean Aszkielowicz argues in The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957: From Foe to Friend that the trials of Class B and Class C Japanese war criminals in Australia were not only an attempt to punish Japan for its militaristic ventures but also a move to exert influence over the future course of Japanese society, politics, and foreign policy, as well as to cement Australia's position in the Pacific region as a major power. During the Allied occupation of Japan, Australia energetically tried Japanese Class B and Class C war criminals. However, as the Cold War intensified, Japan was increasingly seen by the United States and its allies as a potential ally against communism and was no longer considered a threat to Pacific security. In the 1950s, concerns about the guilt of individual Japanese soldiers made way for pragmatism and political gain when the sentences of war criminals became a political bargaining chip
  • Previous scholarship on trials of war criminals focused on the legal proceedings with only tacit acknowledgment of the political and social context. Dean Aszkielowicz argues in The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957: From Foe to Friend that the trials of Class B and Class C Japanese war criminals in Australia were not only an attempt to punish Japan for its militaristic ventures but also a move to exert influence over the future course of Japanese society, politics, and foreign policy, as well as to cement Australia's position in the Pacific region as a major power. During the Allied occupation of Japan, Australia energetically tried Japanese Class B and Class C war criminals. However, as the Cold War intensified, Japan was increasingly seen by the United States and its allies as a potential ally against communism and was no longer considered a threat to Pacific security. In the 1950s, concerns about the guilt of individual Japanese soldiers made way for pragmatism and political gain when the sentences of war criminals became a political bargaining chip
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Aszkielowicz, Dean
LC call number
KU43
LC item number
.A793 2017
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  • Project Muse
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  • Prisoners of war
  • War crime trials
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
  • Japan
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The Australian pursuit of Japanese war criminals, 1943-1957 : from foe to friend, Dean Aszkielowicz, (electronic resource)
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Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-165) and index
Contents
  • 1. Japan and Australia, 1944-1946 : the early domestic and regional context -- 2. Building a case against the war criminals : law and investigation -- 3. Procedure -- 4. The first phase of the prosecutions, 1945-1948 -- 5. The changing political context -- 6. The second phase : Manus Island -- 7. Post-trial : repatriation of war criminals -- 8. A new direction : the release of war criminals
  • 1. Japan and Australia, 1944-1946 : the early domestic and regional context -- 2. Building a case against the war criminals : law and investigation -- 3. Procedure -- 4. The first phase of the prosecutions, 1945-1948 -- 5. The changing political context -- 6. The second phase : Manus Island -- 7. Post-trial : repatriation of war criminals -- 8. A new direction : the release of war criminals
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OCM1bookssj0001845170
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 PDF (169 pages))
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9789888390427
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001845170
Label
The Australian pursuit of Japanese war criminals, 1943-1957 : from foe to friend, Dean Aszkielowicz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-165) and index
Contents
  • 1. Japan and Australia, 1944-1946 : the early domestic and regional context -- 2. Building a case against the war criminals : law and investigation -- 3. Procedure -- 4. The first phase of the prosecutions, 1945-1948 -- 5. The changing political context -- 6. The second phase : Manus Island -- 7. Post-trial : repatriation of war criminals -- 8. A new direction : the release of war criminals
  • 1. Japan and Australia, 1944-1946 : the early domestic and regional context -- 2. Building a case against the war criminals : law and investigation -- 3. Procedure -- 4. The first phase of the prosecutions, 1945-1948 -- 5. The changing political context -- 6. The second phase : Manus Island -- 7. Post-trial : repatriation of war criminals -- 8. A new direction : the release of war criminals
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001845170
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (169 pages))
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9789888390427
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001845170

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