"A Tale of Two Treasons: Adjudicating War Crimes and Collaboration in Manila, 1945", will be presented by Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor of History at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on October 16, from 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. in Mondale Hall 55.
"A Tale of Two Treasons: Adjudicating War Crimes and Collaboration in Manila, 1945"
Next Friday, October 16th, the Legal History Workshop will be hosting Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who will be presenting a paper from his current research titled "A Tale of Two Treasons: Adjudicating War Crimes and Collaboration in Manila, 1945." The paper examines the trial of Japanese General Yamashita Tomoyuke-and the unsuccessful Supreme Court appeal in Yamashita v. United States that preceded his August 1945 execution-in the local context of postwar Manila. Based on U.S., Philippine, and Japanese public records, his paper explores the conflicts, both local and geopolitical, that shaped America's approach to transitional justice in postwar Asia. Considering Yamashita's trial together with the indictments of thousands of Philippine collaborators before the Filipino People's Court demonstrates the limits of transitional justice and the endurance of colonial legal practices on the eve of decolonization in Asia.
The workshop is Friday, October 16, 10:10-12:10, Mondale Hall 55.
Attached below is a copy of his paper for your convenience.