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A History of War Crimes Trials in Post 1945 Asia-Pacific


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 3-41
    3. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 71-103
    4. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 105-126
    5. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 127-161
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 165-193
    3. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 195-244
    4. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 245-277
    5. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 279-305
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 307-358

About this book


Written by the Director of the Tokyo Trial Research Centre at China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University, this book provides a unique analysis of war crime trials in Asia-Pacific after World War II. It offers a comprehensive review of key events during this period, covering preparations for the Trial, examining the role of the War Crimes Commission of the United Nations as well as offering a new analysis of the trial itself. Addressing the question of conventional war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes against peace (such as the Pearl Harbor Incident) and violations of warfare law, it follows up with a discussion of post-trial events and the fate of war criminals on trial. Additionally, it examines other Japanese war crime trials which happened in Asia, as well as considering the legacy of the Tokyo trial itself, and the foundation of a new Post-War International Order in East Asia.


International Military Tribunal for the Far East International Criminal Law in Asia War Crimes and World War Two Japanese War Crimes Trials Post-War International Order in East Asia Crimes Against Humanity and Japan

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

About the authors

Zhaoqi Cheng is Professor and Director of Center for the Tokyo Trial Studies of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. His research focuses on Tokyo Trial studies, Nanjing Massacre studies, and related research. 

He Jun is a Lecturer at the East China University of Science and Technology, China. She obtained her M.A. in bilingual translation at the University of Westminster, London in 2002. Between 2002 and 2004, He Jun was the executive chief editor of BizShanghai. She is a member of Shanghai Foreign Literature Association, and has translated more than 16 books, covering many fields such as culture, literature, and history.

Yang Fangbin has a Masters of Translation and Interpreting from East China University of Political Science and Law, China, and has participated in many translation projects such as the Guidebook of UK China Judicial Roundtable and other legal translations.

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