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The history problem : the politics of war commemoration in East Asia

Author: Hiro Saito, (Sociologist)
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains embroiled in controversy with its neighbors over the war's commemoration. Among the many points of contention between Japan, China, and South Korea are interpretations of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial, apologies and compensation for foreign victims of Japanese aggression, prime ministerial visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, and the war's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hiro Saito, (Sociologist)
ISBN: 9780824856748 0824856740
OCLC Number: 949922646
Description: x, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cross-national fragmentation, 1945-1964 --
The growth of transnational interactions, 1965-1988 --
Apologies and denunciations, 1989-1996 --
The coexistence of nationalism and cosmopolitanism, 1997-2015 --
The legacy of the Tokyo trial --
The role of historians in the history problem.
Responsibility: Hiro Saito.

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Examines a vast corpus of historical material in both English and Japanese, offering provocative findings that challenge orthodox explanations. Written in clear and accessible prose, this uniquely  Read more...

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