In Asia the "Age of Extremes" witnessed many forms of mass violence and genocide, related to the rise and fall of the Japanese Empire, the proxy wars of the Cold War, and the anti-colonial nation building processes that often led to new conflicts and civil wars. The present volume is considered an introductory reader that deals with different forms of mass violence and genocide in Asia, discusses the perspectives of victims and perpetrators alike.
Inhaltsverzeichnis: Frontmatter -- Contents -- 1. Genocide and Mass Violence in Asia: An Introduction / Jacob, Frank -- Section I: Forms of Mass Violence and Genocide -- 2. Crowd Violence in East Pakistan/ Bangladesh 1971-1972 / Gerlach, Christian -- 3. "Kill 3 Million and the Rest Will Eat of Our Hands": Genocide, Rape, and the Bangladeshi War of Liberation / Ouassini, Anwar / Ouassini, Nabil -- Section II: Victims -- 4. Reframing the "Comfort Women" Issue: New Representations of an Old War Crime / Stetz, Margaret D. -- 5. From Student Activists to Muktibahini: Students, Mass Violence and the Bangladesh Liberation War / Christiansen, Samantha -- Section III: Perpetrators -- 6. Narratives Without Guilt: The Self- Perception of Japanese Perpetrators / Jacob, Frank -- 7. Excessive Violence in a War Without Fronts: Explaining Atrocities in South Vietnam (1965-1973) / Berni, Marcel -- Section IV: Memory and Justice -- 8. Japanese War Crimes and War Crimes Trials in China / Toshiya, Ikō -- 9. Forgotten Genocide in Indonesia: Mass Violence, Resource Exploitation and Struggle for Independence in West Papua / Antonopoulos, Paul / Cottle, Drew -- 10. Murder, Museums, and Memory: Cold War Public History in Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh / Vann, Michael G. -- Contributors.