State Violence in East Asia 東アジアにおける国家暴力

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Edited by Narayanan Ganesan and Sung Chull Kim (University Press of Kentucky, 2013)

State Violence in East Asia is the publication arising from a project with a similar title that was funded by the Hiroshima Peace Institute. The project involved two workshops that were hosted in December 2009 in Hong Kong and September 2010 in Seoul. The first workshop was co-hosted with the City University of Hong Kong and the second was hosted in collaboration with the Korean Institute of National Unification (KINU). Both workshops were also generously co-funded by the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) and the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS).

The book presents theories that deal with state violence, especially that which occurred during the time of state formation and regime transition or consolidation. It also has seven chapters that detail state violence in East Asia – three cases from China, Japan and South Korea in Northeast Asia and five cases from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand in Southeast Asia. This volume highlights the political and cultural dynamics that lead to state-sanctioned violence and discusses ways to prevent such incidents in the future.


Introduction: Conceiving State Violence, Justice, and Transition in East Asia (Sung Chull Kim and N. Ganesan)

  1. Interpreting State Violence in Asian Settings (Vince Boudreau)
  2. From the Streets to the National Assembly: Democratic Transition and Demands for Truth about Kwangju in South Korea (Namhee Lee)
  3. Unsettled State Violence in Japan: The Okinawa Incident (Hayashi Hirofumi)
  4. Popular Views of State Violence in China: The Tiananmen Incident (Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess)
  5. Mass Atrocities in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge Reign of Terror (Sorpong Peou)
  6. Counterrevolutionary Violence in Indonesia (Douglas Kammen)
  7. Getting Away with Murder in Thailand: State Violence and Impunity in Phatthalung (Tyrell Haberkorn)
  8. The End of an Illusion: The Mendiola Massacre and Political Transition in Post-Marcos Philippines (Rommel A. Curaming)
  9. The Four-Eights Democratic Movement and Political Repression in Myanmar (Kyaw Yin Hlaing)
    Conclusion: Comparing State Violence and Reconciliation across East Asia (N. Ganesan and Sung Chull Kim)


ナラヤナン・ガネサン、金聖哲/編(University Press of Kentucky、2013年)