Bridging Australia and Japan Volume 2
The writings of David Sissons, historian and political scientist
Tamura, Keiko (editor)
Stockwin, Arthur (editor)
This book is volume two of the writings of David Sissons, who first established his academic career as a political scientist specialising in Japanese politics, and later shifted his focus to the history of Australia–Japan relations. In this volume, we reproduce his writings on Japanese politics, the Pacific War and Australian war crimes trials after the war. He was a pioneer in these fields, carrying out research across cultural and language borders, and influenced numerous researchers who followed in his footsteps. Much of what he wrote, however, remained unpublished at the time of his death in 2006, and so the editors have included a selection of his hitherto unpublished work along with some of his published writings.
KeywordsDavid Sissons; Australia; Japan; war; war crimes trials; politics; military justice research; essays
Publication date and place2020
Politics & government