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Genocide and resistance in Southeast Asia : documentation, denial & justice in Cambodia & East Timor, Ben Kiernan

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Genocide and resistance in Southeast Asia : documentation, denial & justice in Cambodia & East Timor
Title
Genocide and resistance in Southeast Asia
Title remainder
documentation, denial & justice in Cambodia & East Timor
Statement of responsibility
Ben Kiernan
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Language
eng
Summary
Two modern cases of genocide and extermination began in Southeast Asia in the same year. Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime ruled Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, and Indonesian forces occupied East Timor from 1975 to 1999. This book examines the horrific consequences of Cambodian communist revolution and Indonesian anti-communist counterinsurgency. It also chronicles the two cases of indigenous resistance to genocide and extermination, the international cover-ups that obstructed documentation of these crimes, and efforts to hold the perpetrators legally accountable. The perpetrator regimes inflicted casualties in similar proportions. Each caused the deaths of about one-fifth of the population of the nation. Cambodia's mortality was approximately 1.7 million, and approximately 170,000 perished in East Timor. In both cases, most of the deaths occurred in the five-year period from 1975 to 1980. In addition, Cambodia and East Timor not only shared the experience of genocide but also of civil war, international intervention, and UN conflict resolution. U.S. policymakers supported the invading Indonesians in Timor, as well as the indigenous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Both regimes exterminated ethnic minorities, including local Chinese, as well as political dissidents. Yet the ideological fuel that ignited each conflagration was quite different. Jakarta pursued anti-communism; the Khmer Rouge were communists. In East Timor the major Indonesian goal was conquest. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge's goal was revolution. Maoist ideology influenced Pol Pot's regime, but it also influenced the East Timorese resistance to the Indonesia's occupiers. "Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia" is significant both for its historical documentation and for its contribution to the study of the politics and mechanisms of genocide. It is a fundamental contribution that will be read by historians, human rights activists, and genocide studies specialists. -- From publisher description
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Kiernan, Ben
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Index
index present
LC call number
DS554.8
LC item number
.K5834 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Genocide
  • Genocide
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • East Timor
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Genocide and resistance in Southeast Asia : documentation, denial & justice in Cambodia & East Timor, Ben Kiernan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-335) and index
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  • txt
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Contents
Genocide and resistance -- Wild chickens, farm chickens, and cormorants: Cambodia's eastern zone under Pol Pot -- Rebel revolutionaries: interviews with Chea Sim and Heng Samrin -- Genocide, extermination and resistance in East Timor, 1975-1999: comparative reflections on Cambodia -- The resistance in East Timor : the UN-sponsored truth commission analysis -- Description, documentation, denial, and justice -- Grappling with genocide, 1978-79 -- Advocating accountability, 1980-90 -- Bringing the Khmer Rouge to justice -- Cover-up and denial of genocide : Australia, East Timor, and the Aborigines -- The demography of genocide in Southeast Asia: the death tolls in Cambodia, 1975-79, and East Timor, 1975-80 -- War and recovery : reports from Cambodia, 1979-90 -- Reports from the Thai-Cambodian border, 1979 -- War and peace in post-genocide Cambodia
Control code
014529410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 340 p.
Isbn
9781412806695
Lccn
2007037306
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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Label
Genocide and resistance in Southeast Asia : documentation, denial & justice in Cambodia & East Timor, Ben Kiernan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genocide and resistance -- Wild chickens, farm chickens, and cormorants: Cambodia's eastern zone under Pol Pot -- Rebel revolutionaries: interviews with Chea Sim and Heng Samrin -- Genocide, extermination and resistance in East Timor, 1975-1999: comparative reflections on Cambodia -- The resistance in East Timor : the UN-sponsored truth commission analysis -- Description, documentation, denial, and justice -- Grappling with genocide, 1978-79 -- Advocating accountability, 1980-90 -- Bringing the Khmer Rouge to justice -- Cover-up and denial of genocide : Australia, East Timor, and the Aborigines -- The demography of genocide in Southeast Asia: the death tolls in Cambodia, 1975-79, and East Timor, 1975-80 -- War and recovery : reports from Cambodia, 1979-90 -- Reports from the Thai-Cambodian border, 1979 -- War and peace in post-genocide Cambodia
Control code
014529410
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 340 p.
Isbn
9781412806695
Lccn
2007037306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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