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SpymasterDai Li and the Chinese Secret Service$
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Frederic Wakeman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520234079

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520234079.001.0001

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Death Squads

Death Squads

(p.157) Chapter 12 Death Squads

Frederic Wakeman

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on the death squads of the Shanghai Station of Juntong. It explains that kidnapping was a specialty of the secret agents commanded by Dai Li, and it was conducted on a vast scale that by 1937, Special Services Department (SSD) agents boasted that they could kidnap anybody, anyplace, anytime. It discusses the use of standard gangland technique of hustling their victim into a waiting automobile at gunpoint from behind, the dehumanization of victims through torture and the disposal of the victims' bodies.

Keywords:   death squads, Juntong, Shanghai Station, Dai Li, SSD, kidnapping, torture, dehumanization

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