"Divided Nations and Transitional Justice" is a collection of significant writings contributed by the late president Kim Dae-jung of the Republic of Korea and former president Richard von Weizsaecker of Germany. This book presents insightful views, lifetime career experiences, and expertise of the two prominent leaders in the critical fields of unification, peace, and justice and reconciliation. It centers on the cases of Korea, Germany and Japan, and considers how these countries have moved to address and come to terms with their wartime past. This book moves to deliver messages of hope and vision on how to further the values of peace, reconciliation and cooperation in the twenty-first century."
“This timely book shows how two great presidential former leaders, Kim Dae-Jung (1925–2009) of Korea and Richard von Weizsäcker (1920– ) of Germany coped with the historic legacies of their countries on the basis of firm personal moral principles and despite being subject to institutional constraints and pressures from both inside and outside.”
—Political Studies Review