The readings in the Judgment, Memory, Legacy section explore the aftermath of World War II in China and Japan and the challenges of rebuilding after the devastation of war. Several resources explore the challenge of seeking justice in the aftermath of the Nanjing Atrocities inside and outside of the courtroom including the efforts of people seeking to record, remember and teach this history in China, Japan and around the world. In particular, a number of readings focus on the debates over education and public memory of the Nanjing Atrocities.
• What needs to happen for there to be justice after mass violence or atrocities?
• How should individuals, groups, institutions, and nations be held accountable for war crimes and mass atrocities?
• What are the enduring legacies of the wartime atrocities in China?
• What role does memory play in understanding the Nanjing Atrocities today?
Judgment, Memory, Legacy Video Gallery