Asia Pacific (2016)

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Edited by P. Tolliday, D.-C. Kim, M. Palme

Aspirations in the Asian-Pacific region for just dealings among its neighbors, for the unmasking and resolution of long-held historical injustices from the past, for its practices of reconciliation to build futures based upon peace rather than conflict: All these efforts have mutual consequences not just for the Central and East Asia nations but for the entire international community.

This 3rd volume in the RIPAR (Research in Peace and Reconciliation) series focuses on promoting examples of reconciliation processes based on comparative case study analysis from Asia-Pacific, as well as the U. S. and Germany. 

The Editors

-Dr. Phillip Tolliday is Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology for Charles Sturt University and Academic Dean at St. Barnabas' College, Adelaide, Australia.
-Maria Palme is Research Assistant at the JCRS at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. She is doing her Ph.D. at the European University, Flensburg, Germany.
-Dong-Choon Kim is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Director of the Institute of Democracy at Sung-Kong-Hoe.


Bo-Hyuk Suh, Seiko Mimaki, Phillip Tolliday, Leo D. Lefebure, Martin Leiner, Maung Maung Yin, Jude Lal Fernando, Sentot Setyasiswanto, Liu Liangjian, Ann-Sophie Schöpfel, Christoph Sperfeldt, Deborah Stevens, Priyambudi Sulistiyanto, Farrah Tek and Annette Weinke.

Table of Contents

Phillip Tolliday (Charles Sturt University/ St. Barnabas' College, Adelaide, Australia)
Introduction to the Present Volume

Phillip Tolliday
Between a Rock and a Hard Place - The Politics of Indigenous Suffering in Australia

Deborah Stevens (Bioethics Centre, University of Otago in New Zealand)
New Zealand's Te Tiriti o Waitangi-Treaty of Waitangi: The past, contemplated in the present, is a guide to the future

Priyambudi Sulistiyanto and Sentot Setyasiswanto (International Studies, Flinders University, Australia/ Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy)
Still Seeking Truth and Reconciliation for the 1965 Victims: Is it possible?

Bo-hyuk Suh (Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea)
Two Koreas' Efforts of Reconciliation After 1990

Ann-Sophie Schoepfel  (Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University)
Dynamics of Justice in Indochina (1944-1946): France's Commitment to the Rule of Law and the Punishment of Japanese War Crimes

Farrah Tek and Christoph Sperfeldt (Political Science, University of Minnesota/Center for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ), Australian National University)
Justice and Truth-Seeking for Survivors of Gender-based Violence under the Khmer Rouge

Jude Lal Fernando
(Interreligious Studies, Irish School of Ecumenics,  Trinity College Dublin)
Is Sri Lanka in a Post-Conflict or Post-War Situation? The Way Forward: Regime Change or Transformation of the State?

Maung Maung Yin (Peace Studies Center, Myanmar)
Myanmar in Transition: Problems and Prospect

Martin Leiner
(Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies, Jena University)
Thinking differently about Identity and Harmony - The Potential of Asian thinking for Reconciliation

Annette Weinke (History Department, Jena University/ Princeton University)
Reconciling through International (Criminal) Law? The Nuremberg Trials and their Impact on Concepts and Practices of Reconciliation in Postwar Germany

Liu Liangjian (Institute of Modern Chinese Thought and Culture, East China Normal University, Shanghai)
Thinking through Kang Youwei's Doctrine of datong (Great Unity) and World Political Order in a Glocal Age

Leo D. Lefebure (Department of Theology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.)
Dharma and Reconciliation: Thich Nhat Hanh, Nikkyo Niwano, and the Quest for Peace

Seiko Mimaki (Foreign Studies, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan)
Norm Dynamics and Reconciliation-Japan, US, and East Asia